UK terminal operator Oikos Storage will begin a consultation programme for its proposed Oikos Marine South Side Development (OMSSD), at its facility on Canvey Island in Essex, UK.

The site for the development was previously used for bulk liquid storage tanks, which were old and have now largely been removed. Oikos said 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”.

The consultation will begin on April 6, 2021 and run until May 18, 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.

It also covers additional landside storage tanks, located within compounds, with capacities of up to 30,000 m3, 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.

Tony Woodward, general manager of Oikos Storage, said: “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.”

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31st March 2021