Tristar breaks ground on construction of storage tanks for JAFZA chemical terminal acquired from Shell

Project is in line with developing JAFZA as a major energy logistics hub for the region

  
Tristar breaks ground on construction of storage tanks for JAFZA chemical terminal acquired from Shell

(UAE):Tristar Group (“Tristar” or “the Company”), the global integrated energy logistics company, announced that it has begun construction of 10 new storage tanks for its chemical terminal in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) taken over from Shell in 2019.

The construction of the storage tanks is part of an agreement signed with Shell and JAFZA in 2018 which will see the storage capacity of the JAFZA chemical terminal increase from 5,505 CBM to 25,000 CBM. Under the terms of the agreement, Shell will remain a customer.

Construction of the new tanks began in April 2020 and will be completed by May 2021, creating jobs and contributing to the UAE’s economic recovery post Covid-19.

Eugene Mayne, Group CEO of Tristar said: “We are pleased to announce the commencement of our expansion and modernization program for the JAFZA chemical terminal. When we acquired the facility in 2019, we invested in the UAE’s vision and its position as a significant logistics hub. The upgraded facility will be a turnkey and fully integrated distribution center that has the ability to handle bulk imports and packed chemical products at high volumes.”

Other upgrades to the JAFZA chemical terminal that will be constructed in due course include a second loading gantry that can accommodate four road tankers simultaneously, a drumming line for flammable liquid, a 100-ton capacity weigh bridge and a two-story office building with a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) control room.

The terminal currently has nine above ground storage tanks, a jetty with three pipeline connections to the tanks, a truck loading gantry and a drumming facility. It is situated on a 25,409 sqm lot facing the sea and is 350m away from the Ship offloading berth.

Tristar owns and operates an existing dangerous goods facility in JAFZA South Zone which houses a wide range of packed chemicals and petroleum products. The facility has a total warehouse capacity that is in excess of 15,000 pallet positions.

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About Tristar:

Tristar is a global business, headquartered in Dubai, which offers end to end fuel logistics solutions to blue-chip clients including international and national oil companies and international NGOs. Its integrated energy logistics platform spans road and maritime transportation, specialized warehousing, fuel farms, commercial aviation refuelling and fuel supply operations.

It operates in more than 20 countries across 3 continents and has over 20 years proven legacy of operational quality making it a partner of choice to its customers, with a track record of profitable growth. The company operates to the highest international health, safety, environmental and compliance standards and receives awards for its exemplary record of operational and safety excellence, as well as sustainability initiatives.

For further information:
Tristar
Arthur Los Banos
Corporate Communications Manager
+9714-8997900
arthur@tristar-group.cowww.tristar-group.co 

FTI Consulting
Aashti Bawa
Aashti.bawa@fticonsulting.com
+971 4 437 2105

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