Viva Energy Australia has celebrated the opening of its new AU$18 million Pinkenba bulk lubricants terminal, which has a storage capacity of 3.2 million litres and can manage up to 30 lubricant grades.
Speaking at the opening of the facility in Brisbane’s north-east, Viva Energy CEO Scott Wyatt said the terminal took 36,000 man hours to complete, created more than 120 local construction jobs and is designed to be scalable and flexible according to customer needs.
“This is an exciting development for Viva Energy as we have the ability to adapt to increases in both the volume and type of lubricant products required by customers,” said Wyatt.
“The terminal stores the bulk lubricants in horizontal tanks and each loading gantry is automated – featuring dedicated pumps, piping and loading arms to protect product quality,” he added.
“In a world-first, the horizontal tanks are gravity loaded, rather than pumped in from the bottom of the tank, which increases operational efficiency. The tanks also have the fastest loading rate in the Australian market. The terminal is complemented by a third party warehouse base, which is capable of processing more than 14,000 pallets of packaged lubricants annually.”
Viva Energy’s investment in the Pinkenba terminal forms part of a $1 billion investment across its supply, refining and retail businesses throughout Australia.

6th December 2016