01.02.16. Inter Terminals is taking a proactive approach to the continuing oil market contango with a multi-million Euro investment in large ship handling and oil storage capacity at its Asnaes Oil Terminal (AOT) in the Danish Straits, the third most active channel for oil products in the world.
Dredging and improvement works at AOT’s main oil quay and an adjacent jetty have resulted in deepening the drafts to 11.5m and 14.2m, respectively. The jetties are able to accommodate aframax and suezmax vessels of up to 180,000 tonnes.
To match this new loading and unloading capability, two tanks at the terminal are being recommissioned, providing an additional 40,000 cbm of oil storage.
AOT is one of four coastal oil terminals operated by Inter Terminals in Denmark. It is capable of storing 430,000 cbm of products, with the other terminals located at Ensted, Stigsnaes and Gulfhavn.
New developments at Asnaes are part of an upgrade programme at all four Danish terminals in order to provide a comprehensive product and service offering that can be tailored to customers’ requirements. Investments include installation of mixers and blenders in heated fuel oil and vacuum gas oil (VGO) tanks as well as radar-based tank gauging technology to enhance stock management systems.

1st February 2016