Mawani signs an agreement with Alba Nova International and Taraf Alagar to build an integrated bunker station at King Fahad Industrial Port in Yanbu.
The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has signed a deal with Alba Nova International and Trafalgar Co. Ltd. to set up an integrated bunker station at King Fahad Industrial Port in partnership with the Ministry of Energy.
Mr. Abdullah AlMunif, Mawani VP for Commercial Business, and Eng. Khalid Al Qahtani, CEO at Trafalgar Co. Ltd., both signed the agreement.
With an eye on taking the nation’s tally of world-class logistics centers to 30, the proposed 2-billion-riyal development is key to Mawani’s ambition to position Saudi Arabia as a logistics hub of choice at the crossroads of three major continents, in line with the ambitions of the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS). The facility is similarly crucial in fulfilling the objectives of the Ministry of Energy to raise the Kingdom’s share in the regional bunkering market to 10 million tons through increased partnerships with major oil storage companies.
The operator of the 393,000 sq. m. refueling hub intends to build oil tanks to store, trade, and blend petroleum products over two stages, with each phase seeing new 1.2 million metric-ton-capacity facilities take shape over 196,000 sq. m. The overall holding capacity for the pioneering project is expected to hit 2.5 million metric tons on completion.
A total of 144 storage units, ranging from diesel tanks, benzene tanks, and heavy fuel oil tanks, among others, will be erected at each stage. Capable of holding 8,650 metric tons apiece, these state-of-the-art facilities are designed to serve the national petroleum industry and cater to local and global market requirements in an efficient and high-quality manner.
Based in Yanbu, King Fahad Industrial Port is the Kingdom’s and the Red Sea’s largest trade hub for crude oil, refined petroleum, and petrochemicals. With a throughput capacity of 500,000 tons and an infrastructure spanning 34 berths and ten terminals, the port is strategically located to serve the East-West global trade routes.