24 April 2018

The Board of Directors of Vopak Terquimsa has approved the start of construction work on the second phase of the "Buenavista" extension project at the Tarragona terminal. The storage capacity of this second phase will be 27,500 m3, destined for the storage of chemical products. With this second expansion Vopak Terquimsa will reach more than 40,000 m3 of capacity in the expansion of the dock of the Chemistry, reinforcing its leadership position in the Port of Tarragona, with more than 430,000 m3 of capacity.

This second expansion is the logical consequence of "our ambition to grow in the Port of Tarragona, and is in line with the commitments acquired with our shareholders and with the Port Authority of Tarragona", explains Eduardo Sañudo, General Director of the Company who published the announcement during the celebration of the ninth edition of the GLOBAL SHE DAY, event that the Dutch company Vopak celebrates simultaneously in the 66 terminals of the group around the world.

With this new capacity we want to "continue to meet the needs of our industrial customers located in the chemical cluster of Tarragona, while allowing us to attract new flows that enhance our role as a hub for chemical products in the western Mediterranean" Sañudo explains.

The new expansion will incorporate the latest technology in industrial automation to enable safer and more efficient operations, all under the highest standards of environmental efficiency. The constructive characteristics of the new capacity will allow a high flexibility to meet the needs of customers. It is expected that the expansion works will start this April and that the new capacity will be operational from the second quarter of 2019.

The GLOBAL SHE DAY held today in the facilities of Vopak Terquimsa in the Port of Tarragona, has brought together about two hundred people. The event was attended by the President of the Port Authority of Tarragona, Josep Andreu; of the Subdelegate of the Government, Jordi Sierra; of the Director of the Territorial Services of Employment and Business of the Generalitat of Catalonia in Tarragona, Carme Mansilla; of the Councilor for Education, Employment and Economic Development of Tarragona City Council, Francesc Roca; as well as representatives of AEQT companies, different institutions, public administrations, neighbourhood associations, customers, suppliers and employees of Vopak Terquimsa.

vopak terquimsa will expand its tarragona terminal with an additional 27,500 m3

vopak terquimsa will expand its tarragona terminal with an additional 27,500 m3