Vopak Horizon Fujairah has celebrated the commissioning of its seventh phase of expansion, known as Project Black Pearl, adding 478,000 cbm of crude oil storage capacity to increase the facility’s total to 2.6 million cbm.
This is the first new crude oil capacity in the Middle East for independent storage purposes with open access and very large crude carrier (VLCC) access, Vopak said. With a of 2.6 million cbm storage, Vopak Horizon Fujairah is one of the largest independent oil storage terminals in the world.
The expansion features five tanks, one manifold and a pipeline connection to the VLCC jetty as well as to other jetties in Port of Fujairah. All crude oil handled in the new tanks will be loaded and discharged through the port’s jetties. A new VLCC jetty opened in September 2016, with Vopak Horizon Fujairah as the launch customer.
The terminal has a solid safety track record with over 15 million man-hours and nine years without LTI. The latest expansion project contributes to this with 3 million safe man-hours.

15th November 2016