Construction of new Oiltanking liquid terminal at the Port of Ngqura due to start
The construction of a petroleum hub is set to move forward after Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) completed the design work associated with the facility’s infrastructure at the Port of Ngqura. A ground-breaking ceremony for the Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo (OTGC) tank farm is due to take place in January with construction due to start in April.
Phase one of the facility will include the development of 155,000 metres cubed of storage capacity for refined petroleum products. By the end of phase two, 718,600 metres cubed will be in place. The terminal will replace the tanks at the Port Elizabeth which are set to be decommissioned.
TNPA Chief Executive, Shulami Qalinge said: “These developments signal progress in TNPA’s plans to clean up terminal facilities and free up land in the Port of Port Elizabeth for future commercial and tourism development, while enabling Ngqura to play a vital role in securing South Africa’s future fuel supply.”
5th Dec 2017