24th June 2011
Constant activity at the UAE’s busiest shipping station
- Hot Oil Heater and new jetty pipelines
- Further land acquired for expansion
- Commissioning of new jetties and LPG facility
- FRCL gains Environmental Award
FRCL serves the second largest bunkering centre in the world, and the busiest shipping station in the region: Fujairah.
Under VTTI’s ownership FRCL has seen constant and heavy investment. Our FTEP expansion programme increased capacity to 1,170,000 m³. We have since been engaged in two further tasks.
The first has been to dramatically improve loading and discharge rates by connecting all FRCL pump rooms and manifolds to Oil Tanker Berth 2 (OT2) of Fujairah Port.
The second task is a Hot Oil Heater Project. This covers six fuel tanks with combined capacity of 175,000 m³ and will play an important role in the smooth operation of fuel oils in the cold season.
More expansion on the radar
FRCL has agreed with the Government of Fujairah to develop the reclaimed land adjacent to our Terminal. This expansion will re-enforce FRCL’s strategic position as the leader in the oil logistics market.
A conceptual design for the expansion project is under study.
New jetties, new LPG capability
The commissioning of Oil Tanker Berth 2 (OT2) at the Port of Fujairah has made a dramatic difference in terms of flexibility and time-efficiency for waiting vessels.
- Four new berths have since been added, bringing the total to seven.
- The total quay length of OT-2 is 1490 meters with a water depth of 18meters.
- Each main berth can accommodate a vessel of about 300m LAO x 16.5 m Draft.
- Each main berth has two wing berths. When the main berth is clear of large vessels, wing berths can handle barges and smaller vessels of about 140m LAO x 16.5 m draft.
- Vessel stay-time has been drastically reduced through improved loading and discharging rates. For the time being, only FRCL lines are connected to the port matrix manifold.
Separately, FRCL has commissioned a new LPG facility, comprising 2 x 200 m3 storage vessels and a truck loading facility. The first LPG Truck was loaded in March 2011.
Award-winning environmental performance
In December 2010 FRCL was delighted to be awarded the Environmental Performance Certificate (EPC) by the Ministry of Environment and Water.
The EPC demands stringent standards including:
- the implementation of cleaner production
- control of gaseous emissions and particulate matters
- management of chemical substances
- integrated management of all wastes
- the treatment and reuse of wastewaters
- noise, odours and nuisance control.
A total of 122 UAE companies were nominated for the EPC for 2010. FRCL is part of a select group of 25 which achieved the certificate following assessment by the Ministry of Environment and Water.