Arabian Chemical Terminals Abu Dhabi (ACTAD) is on track with the development of Abu Dhabi’s first greenfield commercial bulk liquid storage terminal at its flagship, deep-water Khalifa Port to enhance capabilities in the handling of liquid bulk products and gases. The project will benefit existing customers and attract new customers in the region seeking liquid bulk storage.
The facility’s strategic location near KIZAD, ZonesCorp and ICAD and its advanced infrastructure, will deliver world-class logistics and industrial services, and is expected to appeal to ACT’s current clientele that includes some of the world’s largest oil and gas firms.
The bulk liquid and gases terminal facility will be developed on a 50,000 sq m land plot adjacent to a 16-m-deep water quay access, with option for an additional 150,000 sq m of land. The project is set to be completed in two phases, with the first stage slated for commissioning in the second half of 2022 entailing the deployment of 40 storage tanks sized 2500 tonnes each. The terminal’s second phase will commence following expansion of the surrounding area and will consist of a number of larger industrial storage tanks with pipelines to KIZAD and potential LNG spheres.
Upon completion, the facility will be able to handle bulk products that include vegetable oils and oleochemicals, bitumen, liquid gases, petrochemical downstream products, hydrocarbons and fuels, as well as non-liquid gases, speciality and niche chemicals. The new bulk liquid storage terminal at Khalifa Port will provide customers with the opportunity to reduce their costs of outsourcing their liquid and gas expenditures.
Rakan Alireza, Managing Director of Arabian Chemical Terminals (ACT) and Managing Director of Reza Investment Company, says: "We’re excited to be spearheading the development of our first commercial tank farm in the UAE, here in Abu Dhabi, as we previously pioneered in KSA. Located between Abu Dhabi, Ruwais, and Dubai industries, the new liquid terminal will not only prosper as a result of its strategic location, but will be further bolstered by Khalifa Port’s multi-modal connectivity with access to the sea and UAE’s extensive road and future GCC railway network."
Kasper Castricum, General Manager of ACT Abu Dhabi, says: "In addition to supporting our overseas expansion strategy, the project will also provide the foundation for other potential terminal activities within the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Both new and existing ACT customers will be able to take advantage of Khalifa Port’s strategic location combined with its improved maritime, logistics, and industrial capabilities."
Beyond the development of the bulk liquid terminal, ACT is exploring different opportunities to expand its service offering at Khalifa Port and its surrounding environment. This expansion includes the facilitation of fuel bunker services for port customers, drumming and ISO filling services, the development of an independent laboratory, realisation of MARPOL slops reception facilities, ADR qualified trucking and distribution services, as well as offering stevedoring services that will support other liquid product custody transfers.
ACTs operations and assets are based on best industry practices and comply with highest international standards. ACT is ISO 45001, 9001 and 14001 certified, an audited active Responsible Care (GPCA) and CDI-T member, and is Gulf SQAS certified.