UK terminal operator Oikos Storage is to begin a consultation programme for its proposed Oikos Marine South Side Development (OMSSD), at its facility on Canvey Island in Essex, UK.
The consultation will begin on 6 April 2021 and run until 18 May 2021. Interested parties will be able to access information and provide feedback via a digital engagement room, while there will also be a series of public Q&A sessions.
The OMSSD will include the addition of additional marine loading arms and associated import and export infrastructure on the existing jetties, additional landside storage tanks, located within compounds, with capacities of up to 30,000m3, additional road loading bays and HGV tanker parking, upgraded utilities infrastructure, a new workshop and stores buildings and an extension to the existing terminal office, habitat migration and improvements, and dredging of the Jetty 2 berth pocket.
The site for the development was previously used for bulk liquid storage tanks, which were old and have now largely been removed. Oikos says that the improvement works will allow it to import fuel products by sea, and ‘increase its contribution to the provision of a reliable and safe fuel supply to vital UK industries’.
‘We at Oikos are proud to be keeping Canvey Island at the heart of the country’s fuel and transport needs as we have done for the last 80 years. The Oikos Marine South Side Development will enable us to future-proof our site by investing in new facilities and infrastructure that will ensure our area is a leading hub for green and sustainable fuels in the years to come,’ says Tony Woodward, general manager of Oikos Storage.
‘As a facility with an established place on Canvey Island, we will continue to work with local communities and stakeholders to ensure that we are able to develop the best possible proposals. We are beginning a formal consultation process that will consider all possible impacts of the project and will enable local people to influence the plans before they are finalised. We would encourage as many people as possible to participate and to have their say.’