JOTC Completes the First Filling of Aqaba Oil Terminal

Jordan Oil Terminals Company (JOTC) has completed the first filling process of Petroleum products in Aqaba Oil Terminal (AOT) without any obstacles.

According to the JOTC’s General Manager, Engineer Kholoud Mahasneh, this process was completed on May 2nd, 2018. The amount of 45 thousand cubic meters of gasoline imported by the Jordanian Petroleum Refinery Company was pumped from ship on the oil jetty to AOT.

In a press statement, Mahasneh said that the shipments of oil products imported by the marketing companies will be received after the completion of the pilot work, which is expected to start the beginning of next July.

The Aqaba Oil Terminal is located within the southern industrial zone, 22 km from the city of Aqaba, and consist of petroleum products storage capacity of 100 thousand tons, and the cost of this facility is JOD 44 million, in addition to an LPG storage capacity of 6,000 and at a cost of JOD 17.7 million. The terminal construction is financed by the government.

Eng. Mahasneh added that the aim of the terminal is to secure and enhance the storage capacities necessary to receive the imported shipments of petroleum products necessary for the Kingdom's consumption and to increase the capacity of the port to unload the tankers, which will lead to a reduction in the time of berths and ships demurrage and to improve and accelerate the loading and unloading of petroleum products and LPG in Aqaba. The terminal includes high-end systems such as fire fighting systems, truck loading platforms, major pumps for transporting petroleum products and LPG, in addition to backup pumps in the facilities.

The Terminal has been built within the best international standards and will be operated according to international best practices, in line with the National Energy Strategy and the executive program for the oil sector.

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