BP has announced that a new and higher volume loading gantry at its Port Hedland fuel terminal in the Pilbara region of West Australia has been successfully commissioned and is now fully operational.
Paul Waterman, President of BP Australasia, said; “The phased upgrade of the Port Hedland terminal is a $45 million project which signals our commitment to customers in the Pilbara. Additional storage capacity gives us greater flexibility and the new gantry facilities speed up truck loading to further improve our customer offer.”
The enhancements to the terminal include upgrades to the electrical systems and the installation of new higher capacity pumps. This combined with two additional diesel loading arms has reduced loading times at the terminal by 40%.
The upgrades to the loading gantry and associated infrastructure follow the recent commissioning of two new storage tanks which increase BP’s own fuel storage capacity from 42 million litres to 66 million litres.