Two new tanks installed in Barcelona


Expansion work on petroleum product basin 2 of the Barcelona terminal concluded last December.

The project included two new 16 m round by 12 m high tanks, with a capacity of 4,222 m³. The tanks, made of carbon steel, are primarily used for petroleum products.

This capacity expansion optimized the available space between the Barcelona 2 basin 21 and petroleum product basin 2, improving the ratio of m³ constructed by m² without having to extend the license.
The Barcelona terminal now boasts a total of 244 tanks with 350,791 m³ total capacity.
The project forms part of the agreements between the Port Authority and TEPSA to extend the license for the Barcelona facilities.

TEPSA began its activities in 1964 at the Barcelona terminal on the old Inner Breakwater Quay in the Port of Barcelona with 7,200m³ for chemical products. In 1973 it transferred its activities to the current site on the Inflammables Quay, with a capacity of 11,500m³ for chemical products. It implemented an expansion of the terminal in 1996 and began activities in the storage of petroleum products with 34,160m³.
The various expansions carried out to date have brought total capacity to a total of 350,791m³.
Barcelona terminal was the first independent terminal to storage biodiesel.



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