International energy logistics company, Peterson, has doubled its marine gasoil (MGO) capacity in Aberdeen with the addition of a new tank, which can hold the equivalent of two Olympic swimming pools.
The huge new tank, which arrived in Aberdeen Harbour this week, represents a GBP 3 million investment from Peterson, showing its commitment to the region and its customers. The tank has a capacity of 4,000 m3, almost the equivalent of two Olympic swimming pools, and it is one of the largest and newest in Aberdeen.
The tank’s location at Torry Marine Base, core quayside for a number of operators, meant they can now have easy access to fuel to streamline their vessel turnaround times.
Chris Coull, Director, Peterson says, “We are pleased by the addition of this new tank, which brings us closer to our ambition of providing reliable fuel supply to every berth we operate, to our customers around Aberdeen.”
“We see Aberdeen Harbour as the long term supply hub for the North Sea and view this as a valuable investment to support the required efficiencies of the modern energy industry. Fuel remains a part of our overall integrated offering and we are constantly looking for ways to serve our clients more efficiently, bringing the fuel closer to where they are,” continues Coull.
The new tank was built in a purpose-built production facility in Rotterdam and shipped to the city for installation, in order to minimise disruption at busy quayside. The tank complies with the latest storage tank standard BS EN 14015 and it has also been internally coated for further protection.
This tank’s installation, in addition to the new 1,500 m3 tank which has been recently installed in the south side of North Harbour, brings Peterson’s MGO capacity in Aberdeen to 11,000 m3. It will now be finally commissioned and tested over the next two months, scheduled to begin for summer 2019.
Matt North, Commercial Director at Aberdeen Harbour, adds, “The arrival of the second and largest MGO storage tank at the Torry Marine Base is a significant milestone for the project, which has been many months in the making between our marine and engineering teams. We welcome the substantial, long-term investment made by Peterson within the Harbour: the new infrastructure increases direct connection services across the operational berths at the Torry Marine Base, providing more efficiencies for our port users.”