GPS Chemoil, a joint venture between Gulf Petrol Supplies and Chemoil Energy Limited, currently owns and operates two oil storage terminals at the bunker hub in Fujairah. The facility, which began operations in April 2013, is leased out to provide storage for a range of petroleum products. It is connected by pipeline to all the oil terminals in Fujairah and all nine berths, including recent connections to Berths 8 and 9, becoming the first terminal to operate with Berth 8 at the Port of Fujairah’s oil tanker terminal. Terminal 1 of the storage facility is located due west of the Port of Fujairah jetties, while Terminal 2 is situated within the Port of Fujairah premises. Terminal 1 consists of nine fixed-roof tanks with cone-down bottoms and has a total capacity of 94,914 m3. It handles Gasoil and Fuel Oil transfers and discharges, using up to six eletric-driven screw pumps, as well as Gasoil truck loading via two electric-driven centrifugal pumps.
The facility’s instrumentation is made up of a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, tank transfer gauging, and truck loading arms with mass flowmeters. Four jetty pipelines – two for Gasoil and two for Fuel Oil – are utilized for loading, discharging, and terminal-to-terminal operations. Terminal 2 consists of 21 tanks – 16 for Class II products, and five with internal floating roofs for Class I clean petroleum products. It has a total capacity of 603,811 m3. The terminal uses 17 electric-driven pumps – 11 twin-screw positive replacement pumps and six centrifugal pumps. Both terminals offer a full range of transfers – ship-to-terminal (via two oil tanker terminals), terminal-to-ship, terminal-to-terminal, and intertank transfers – as well as blending, heating, and truck loading. Quality, health, safety, and environment (QHSE) management systems are implemented throughout the facility to ensure that the terminals offer customers the benefits of the industry’s best practices and latest developments in technology. A systematic training and empowerment program ensures that all staff are able to participate in ongoing improvements to the QHSE system.