14.04.16. Thames Oilport has received the first in a series of diesel shipments to be stored at the newly commissioned terminal on the site of the former Coryton refinery on the River Thames, east of UK capital London.
The development of Thames Oilport is being carried out in phases. The current phase brings into use some 176,000 cbm of tankage, which will be used by Greenergy for diesel storage to take advantage of contango market conditions. It follows extensive refurbishment of tanks on the eastern part of the site ranging in size from 24-39,000 cbm, as well as redevelopment and automation of a complex pumping exchange and a network of piping connecting the tanks to the Thames jetty. At this stage of development, fuel is being moved into and out of the terminal by ship.
The works have been carried out by the team employed at Thames Oilport, supported by contractors carrying out a range of specialist functions including engineering, fabrication, cable installation, piping modifications and tank repair. This team will now continue work to complete the next phase, adding a further 64,000 cbm of storage by the third quarter 2016.

14th April 2016