During the event, G.S. Raghavan, Gulf Petrochem's General Manager of Projects, discussed the design and construction of storage tanks, and also highlighted the company's areas of expertise.
Two ongoing projects
Oil storage terminals figure prominently in Gulf Petrochem's global expansion efforts. The group has two ongoing projects in Fujairah, UAE and Gujarat, India scheduled for completion by next year. Phase 1 of the Fujairah oil terminal will have a total capacity of 412,000 cubic meters (cbm) for Class 3 and is expected to be finished by mid-2012, while the oil and gas terminal in Gujarat's Pipivav Port will have an initial capacity of 318,000 cbm for fuel oil, carbon black feedstock, marine diesel oil and bitumen is expected to be commissioned by late 2012.
"Tank Storage Asia was an excellent platform for us to share our vast experiences in the Gulf to the region's oil and gas sector. This was also a great opportunity for Gulf Petrochem and Raghavan to showcase our upcoming terminals in the UAE and India along with our other major projects and plans. Our latest developments in tank storage reflect our vision to make the oil storage business one of the key drivers for our rapid growth. We are confident that a range of solutions we offer can drive up efficiencies across the entire supply chain for Malaysia and other Asian markets," said Harsh Sinha, Executive Director, Gulf Petrochem Group.
Tank Storage Asia 2011 gathered experts representing the entire oil and gas spectrum, from major oil companies and bio-fuel producers to suppliers and bulk liquid storage terminals. Its two-day conference stream covered regional market updates, project updates and case studies, trade flow, and industry laws.