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Impala Terminals inaugurates its 225 million litre energy import, storage and distribution terminal at Kwinana Bay in Western Australia
Impala Terminals Group (Impala Terminals) has officially opened its first Australian energy import, storage and distribution terminal. The new facility at Kwinana Bay was inaugurated today in the presence of Her Worship Carol Adams, Mayor of Kwinana, Hon Klara Andric, Michael Parker, CEO of the Fremantle Port Authority, and Kevin Nichols, Chairman of Impala Terminals Group.
Strategically located next to the Kwinana Bulk Jetty (KBJ), Impala Terminals Kwinana will bring fuel distributors alternatives to serve Perth and the surrounding region, creating a more resilient energy market and greater supply security to the people of Western Australia. With a growing demand for energy in the B2B market, the terminal will expand the region’s import, storage and distribution capacity with this new, state of the art facility.
The new terminal, which has been in operation since last October, has a storage capacity of 225 million litres/1.4 million barrels, with 11 bulk tanks, four day tanks and a butane tank. The facility includes a diesel express lane which significantly reduces loading time for delivery vehicles, and is equipped with the latest equipment and automation systems. The terminal is currently handling diesel and gasoline, as well as butane for blending, and is supported by a strategic anchor customer.
“We are very excited to be here, not only as an asset owner and operator, but also as a company committed to further investing into Western Australia infrastructure. We have been impressed by the support and collaboration with the local government, the Fremantle Port Authority and other key stakeholders and look forward to building on these relationships.
The terminal offers the latest infrastructure and technology and will help our customers better serve their customers by optimising their operations. Safety is our top priority, and we want to make sure that all of our employees, contractors and partners go home safe each day,” commented Sjoerd Bazen, CEO of Impala Terminals Energy Infrastructure, who attended today’s inauguration.
The terminal cost more than AUD 150 million to construct, signifying the Group’s long-term commitment to Western Australia. The investment has created eight full-time jobs and additional work for around 50 local contractors during the construction phase. More than 250 truck drivers have already received induction training aligned to Impala Terminals’ stringent global safety standards.
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About Impala Terminals Group
Impala Terminals Group facilitates the global trade of commodities by offering producers and consumers reliable and efficient access to international markets. Through its network of more than 45 strategically located assets and operations in 29 countries, Impala Terminals provides critical storage and logistics infrastructure services to energy and dry bulk customers around the world. The company manages two global businesses – Impala Terminals Energy Infrastructure and Impala Terminals Dry Bulk & Logistics - and is a joint venture between Trafigura, a market leader in the global commodities industry, and industry super-owned global fund manager, IFM Investors.
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