Entrant: L&T Electrical & Automation FZE
Project owner: Gulf Petrochem LLC
Project contractors: Al-Shola Transport & Contracting Company LLC, NICO International Hydrospace, Al-Banna Engineering, Khansaheb Civil Engineering, L&T Electrical & Automation FZE
Engineering consultant: Mott MacDonald Ltd
Project manager: Mott MacDonald Ltd

Description: With the shipping route through the Strait of Hormuz prone to risks as a result of geopolitical tensions, the Port of Fujairah, which lies outside the Gulf, is becoming a strategic hub for oil storage. To leverage on this location, Gulf Petrochem has developed a state-of-the-art, automated oil storage and handling terminal at the port to import, store, blend and export petroleum products, with a capacity of 412,000 cubic metres.

The $135m facility, which is the third-largest bunkering centre in the world, stores oil products such as fuel oil, gas oil and cutter stock, and offers export and import services, along with advanced heating and blending facilities. The terminal’s construction included the application of Best Available Technique principles to control the emissions of pollutants, particularly volatile organic compounds. As the company’s biggest project, the terminal will enhance Gulf Petrochem’s brand image in trading and leasing throughout the region.