EKO, a subsidiary of Greek oil company Hellenic Petroleum Group has completed the demolition of all the tanks at its former terminal in Larnaca in Cyprus.
The company released a timelapse video of the demolition work, which was posted on YouTube by the Cyprus News Agency. 22 tanks have now been removed from the site, with the last removed on 22 April 2021. EKO told Cyprus’ Financial Mirror, that the demolition work took less than a month, and that it has fully transferred its terminalling activities in Cyprus to a €30 million, state-of-the-art facility in Vasiliko in Limassol, which has digital control and security systems.
The rest of the demolition work, to include the removed of all building, pipelines and machinery, will be completed on schedule during the summer months, the company says.
The tanks were located on the Larnaca seafront, which has caused some conflict in the area, known for its tourism. EKO CEO George Grigoras said told the Mirror that by removing the tanks, ‘the company has cleared the way for the economic, environmental and tourism upgrade of the city.’