NorSea Group UK announced the completion of a new Marine Gas Oil (MGO) fueling facility at Peterhead Port, UK, making possible for supply vessels to be fueled directly at the quay.
This marks completion of Phase 1 of the company’s investment plan at the port. The two MGO tanks, which hold a combined total of 3000m3 of fuel and are now operational.
Walter Robertson, Managing Director of NorSea Group, said: “This investment delivers a much needed fueling option for vessels supporting offshore activities. Project related vessels now have a full one stop shop capability. The project met the strict timeline with Global Energy being the main contractor manufacturing the tanks in Aberdeen while the large concrete bund was being built at Smith Quay in Peterhead simultaneously. Upon completion, the tanks were taken to Peterhead by PSV and lifted into position within the bund at NorSea Group.
According to Mr Robertson, the tanks will also be equipped with automatic road loading facilities which can supply fuel to road tanker wagons for onwards delivery to the marine fuel market, including Peterhead’s fishing fleet.
“As part of NorSea Group’s development programme at our Shore Base, the infrastructure is also in place to provide quayside fueling at the adjacent Merchants Quay which will become operational during Q2 2018 when the existing fishmarket is relocated to Alexandria Basin,” Mr Robertson also informed.
Phases 2 and 3 of NorSea Group’s expansion plans at Peterhead also include development of reclaimed land adjacent to Smith Quay, the construction of a mud plant and slops recovery tanks.