Mobil is planning on expanding its fuel oil storage capacity at its Mount Maunganui terminal to keep up with the growing demand of marine fuels at the Port of Tauranga.
Mobil announced its plans to expand its Mount Maunganui facility this week.
Expansion plans include modifications to the terminal’s existing boiler facility and upgrading of the control room and operating systems.
In a statement released on its site, Mobil says it will refurbish an existing underutilised eight million litre tank to meet the required standards for storage and handling of heavy fuel oil, which is says will better help to service the rapidly growing demand from cargo vessels and cruise ships at the Port of Tauranga.
“Mobil has invested extensively to upgrade its network of terminals and service stations across New Zealand over the past five years,” the statement says.
“Together with other maintenance work and improvements since 2007, this latest investment at Mount Maunganui represents a total commitment of over $70 million to the future of safety and reliability of Mobil’s fuel distribution and retail facilities throughout the country.”
The Mount Maunganui Terminal is owned and operated by Mobil and supplies petrol and diesel products to commercial, industrial and retail customers across the central North Island, as well as marine fuel oil bunkers for the Port of Tauranga.