TEPSA expands its Barcelona terminal by 68,000 m³01.01.2007
TEPSA has started the execution of the expansion project of its terminal in Barcelona, with an increase in capacity of 68,000 m³, distributed in 7 tanks. The new tanks will be located in the area called Barcelona 3, which already has 75,000 m³ destined for petroleum products.
The project consists of the construction of four tanks of 10,308 m³, two of 4,220 m³ and one of 18,000 m³, in carbon steel with special interior linings. The Barcelona Terminal currently has a capacity of 273,392 m³ distributed among 226 tanks, of which 160,870 m³ are destined for petroleum products.
This expansion, which will become operational by the end of the year, responds to the increasing demand of the oil sector for new capacities, which are increasingly specialized and flexible.
Connection with a new berth, 16m draft
To offer a better service to the oil sector, TEPSA will connect with the future berth of 16m. of draft that the Port Authority of Barcelona anticipates will come into operation in 2008. In this way, customers can supply their products with larger ships and access more competitive freight rates
At present, the entrance routes to TEPSA Barcelona are maritime, rail and road, and exit through the same routes, plus connection through pipeline through the national network of pipelines.
This expansion will involve a greater movement of diesel in the terminal, which will also affect the use of biodiesel. In this sense, TEPSA has been a pioneer in the introduction and handling of this ecological fuel in Spain, thanks to the flexibility of its facilities.
In addition, the company is making significant investments in the renewal of the automatic loading system for petroleum products at its terminals in Barcelona and Bilbao, the construction of specific tanks for the different raw materials, as well as the implementation of a new on-line blending system.