Fos petroleum terminal to undergo expansion

The Marseille Port Authority plans to invest €6.7 million to increase capacity of the Fos petroleum terminal.

Doris Leblond
OGJ Correspondent

PARIS, Oct. 3 -- The Marseille Port Authority plans to invest €6.7 million to increase capacity of the Fos petroleum terminal, equip it to handle increased traffic, and improve operational safety.

Three cranes will be added for refined product traffic at a cost of €3.5 million at a petroleum station currently being built

The purpose is to increase the receiving capacities of the Fos terminal and deal with the larger size of tankers—up to 130,000 tonnes and 15 m draught. It also will enable the stations to increase their receiving capacity for biofuels, estimated to reach 2 million tonnes by 2012.

The remaining €3.2 million will fund renovation of the Fos petroleum terminal. Work is to begin in 2008 and end in 2010.

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