01.10.15. Advance Fuels has celebrated the formal opening of its redeveloped Harefield Oil Terminal, in Uxbridge, UK.
Attended by local dignitaries, businessmen, customers and media, the launch signified the conclusion of a £1 million project to construct the facility.
Harefield Oil Terminal represents one of the largest development projects commissioned by Certas Energy, which owns Advance Fuels. The terminal is now the second largest fuelling facility to the west of Greater London, with a storage capacity of over 1.3 million litres.
London and the South East have seen a sharp decline in fuel storage and supply over the past 10 years as a result of the closure of the Buncefield oil terminal and Coryton refinery. In response to demand, Certas Energy invested in Harefield to provide a needed fuel source and security of supply for customers in the capital, Home Counties and South East England.
Part of the redevelopment included the construction of a pump island, with multiple fuelling points.
Located on Harvil Road, the terminal serves domestic, commercial and agricultural customers in the Greater London region. Advance supplies road diesel, gas oil, heating oil (kerosene) and a full range of lubricants. The company is also a key employer, supporting 18 employees on site, with a view to expanding this number in the coming months.