Horizon Terminals Limited to commission new oil terminal in UAE’s Jebel Ali by end of year

refinery htl-azzabazoo flickrHorizon Terminals Limited (HTL), a subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), announced that its new oil terminal in Jebel Ali, with a storage capacity of over 141,000 cubic metres, is likely to be completed by the end of 2013

The project, undertaken by HTL, also features a 60km 16” jet fuel pipeline that links the terminal directly to the Dubai International Airport.

Yusr Sultan, managing director of terminals at HTL, said, “With Dubai recording significant growth in its aviation sector, the new terminal has a strategic role to play in further strengthening operational efficiencies through assured jet fuel supply.

“It is equipped to meet the growing demand for jet fuel, in tune with the Dubai International Airport’s growth, which saw record passenger traffic of over 58.5mn last year. A strategic project for Dubai, ENOC and HTL, the terminal is being developed to the highest safety specifications.”

Sultan said the US$142mn bulk liquid petroleum terminal is fully automated and will have state-of-the-art facilities for receiving jet fuel from marine tankers and from the adjacent ENOC-owned refinery.

The terminal will also have tanker truck loading facilities connected to oil tanker berths and associated abilities to ensure seamless supply lines to other airports in the UAE.

The company recently marked a milestone recently by achieving one million safe working hours without any loss time injury (LTI) or any major incidents.

HTL also manages more than five million coalbed methane (CBM) of storage with a network of nine terminals located in markets including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Morocco, Djibouti and Singapore.

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