Construction of Ngqura liquid bulk terminal in South Africa making good progress

20 June 2019
Construction works on the new Ngqura liquid bulk terminal in South Africa is making good progress with commissioning of the new liquid bulk tank set for the end of 2020. The new tank terminal will develop the Port of Ngqura’s liquid bulk capacity for products such as petroleum, diesel, jet fuel, illuminated paraffin and liquid petroleum gas. It will be built to the highest international safety standards and provide exceptional service to its customers. The new modern facility will service the oil majors, new entrants into the South African oil industry as well as international traders and all supporting the local shipping industry. Liquid bulk products will be transported to the Port of Ngqura via ship and piped to the tank terminal prior to local supply and/or local and global re-export. The port authority will provide infrastructure for the new OTCALULO tank terminal by equipping Berth B100 to function as a liquid bulk berth. It will also construct a new access road from the tank terminal to the berth. TNPA will provide all the associated services and construct a new port entrance on the eastern side of the Couga River.

According to Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), Zingce Environmental Solutions has completed environmental surveys of the land in order to prepare the site for construction without damaging the land or its wildlife. Some of the environmental activities conducted to prepare the site for construction included removal of endangered plants and animals. About 6000 plant species were rescued and relocated to temporary nursery sites and other protected spaces. In addition about 1567 plants of 41 different species were successfully relocated as well as various reptiles, mammals and insects.

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