Equity partner brought in for new terminal in Huelva
Impala Terminals has concluded a shareholders agreement with Berge Infraestructuras y Servicios Logisticos SL, for 20 percent of Impala Terminals Huelva SL, a brand new terminal in the Port of Huelva for the storage and logistics of minerals and metal concentrates. The port is ideally placed to serve the Matsa mine in Andalusia as well as the Southern Spanish and Portuguese mining basin, in addition to receiving concentrate from Latin America or Northern Africa.
Berge Infraestructuras y Servicios Logisticos SL, a division of Spanish corporate group Bergé y Cía already provides logistics services for Matsa and will provide logistics and services such as warehouse management, vessel loading and discharge management ,etc for the new terminal.
With the first phase of development nearing completion in the autumn of 2016, the new terminal in the port of Huelva, Andalusia, Spain is set to become a handling, storage and blending hub for metal concentrates in Western Europe, as well as a strategic gateway for Spain’s mining industry.
Around half of Andalusia’s mining output comes from the province of Huelva in Andalusia. Impala has invested in infrastructure to support its customers’ production growth from south-western Spain. The new terminal in the Port of Huelva will become a best-in-class facility for the reception, storage, blending and export of minerals and metal concentrates in southern Spain. The terminal will be able to handle an estimated 1 million tonnes of import and export product per year.
With a projected 240,000 metric-tonne warehouse static capacity, this will allow for the storage and blending of these products, which will then be exported to sea going vessels via a newly expanded 550-metre private berth.
The project is a hallmark of Impala’s operational excellence, with the most advanced equipment for rapid product handling and high standards for health, safety and the environment. For Andalusia, the construction marks a significant commitment to the resurgence of industry in the area.
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