Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is to begin phase 2 of the Port of Ngqura storage terminal development next month (November). The project is a Joint Venture between Oiltanking, the Grindrod Group and Calulo.

Phase 2 includes the landside development – forming the link between the Tank Farm and the berth. The port authority will provide infrastructure for the new Oil Tanking Grindrod Calulo Holdings (OTGC) Tank Farm by equipping Berth B100 to function as a liquid bulk berth. It will also construct a new access road from the Tank Farm to the berth. TNPA will provide all the associated services and construct a new port entrance on the eastern side of the Couga River. 

TNPA has already completed Phase 1 of the infrastructure required to service the site, which included the construction of a new access road from the N2 to the location. TNPA also completed the detailed design of the new Port Entrance Plaza and the new main access road, including the pipe line servitude that will form the link between the new Tank Farm and the port. 

According to the Build, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) agreement OTGC will plan, fund, construct, maintain and operate the new liquid bulk handling facility in the port. The concept engineering design and the relevant surveys have been completed and construction is due to start next month. The design caters for 200,000 cbm of bulk storage and final total capacity of 790,000 cbm. The planned commissioning is at the end of 2020. 

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12th October 2018

12th October 2018