The National Oil Storage Facility (NOSF) of Namibia has now officially received its first consignment, of 35,000 tonnes of diesel.

The NOSF has seven storage tanks with a total capacity of 75 million L. There are three tanks for diesel, one 5,000 m3 tank and two 20,000 m3 tanks, two 10,000 m3 tanks for unleaded petrol, one 5,000 m3 JET-A1 tank, and one 5,000 m3 heavy fuel oil tank.

Its newly-built jetty has two berths with a maximum draught of 16.5 m and can accommodate vessels up to 60,000 DWT for loading and unloading.

It has four dedicated pipelines for diesel, petrol, jet fuel and heavy fuel oil. There are facilities for loading and unloading trucks and rail tankers, and a fully equipped laboratory.

The NOSF, which is in Walvis Bay, Namibia, is managed and operated by the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR).

It was built in collaboration with China, by a joint venture comprising China Harbour Engineering Company, the Roads Contractor Company and Babyface Civils.

Construction on the terminal began in March 2015 and initial plans were first announced in 2008.

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4th December 2020