This storage facility is strategically located in Port Harcourt with business initiatives to capture the Eastern, Northern, Southern and South –Western markets of the Nigeria downstream sector and to equalise the associated pressures often experienced by marketers in the marketing and distribution of petroleum products especially from Lagos to other parts of the country. The depot is therefore strategically located outside the existing pipeline network of NNPC/PPMC to ensure uninterrupted product supply to these regions of the country and to provide world class storage and off-loading services to both government and the general public.
The construction and building plans of the facility are of API 650 Standards and have received State- of- the- Art commendation from Department of Petroleum Resources.
Below are among other features of the facilities:
STORAGE CAPACITY PER PRODUCT LINE
|STORAGE CAPACITY (MT)||60,000||30,000||20,000||10,000||10,000||28,000|
- All Tanks , Pumps, Pipes are constructed to API 650 Standards with fixed roofs
- 16 inches discharge line with pumps of 1500 cubes/Hr capacity
- Private and dedicated jetty with draft of 10.5m at low water, which allows 30,000 tonnage tankers to discharge at the jetty conveniently
- Eighteen loading gantries with demonstrated road loading capacity of 5million litres/hr
- Automated Central Security System
- Automated Tank Gauging System
- Automated Dispensing System
- Automated Maintenance System
- Back loading capacity of 500 cubes/hr indicating little limit on our back loading capacity onto designated shuttle vessels
- Facility can simultaneously handle road loading and back loading
- Fully computerized and State – of –the –Art metering/ monitoring systems with virtually zero tolerance losses on stored product
- Site fire and safety systems built to comply with API 650 Standards
Distribution of products has become a major problem to PPMC and by establishment of this depot; the Energy City is instrumental to energy supply chain of the economy. The facility will essentially help in the distribution of petroleum product within the South West, South- South and Eastern region, and also to the Northern part of the country.
Since products are in high demand locally and internationally, non-availability could create crisis within the nation as we have seen in the time past. Energy City will no doubt alleviate the pressures associated with product movement especially from Lagos to other locations of the country thereby saving cost of doing business specifically savings from demurrage, STS charges and other ancillary costs.