March 2014

Oiltanking Completes New Pipeline Infrastructure at SOHAR Port and Freezone

Oiltanking Odfjell Terminals Oman announced the successful commissioning of additional pipeline infrastructure, which helped shorten jetty turnaround times. Furthermore, it allowed the terminal to perform several operations simultaneously, with safety and product integrity remaining a paramount priority. The jetties also accommodated Long Range Tankers (LRs) allowing customers to perform ship-to-ship-operations between LRs.

This investment underlined the importance of customer service, as well as SOHAR Port and Freezone’s credentials as an Omani economic powerhouse. Oiltanking Odfjell Terminals Oman had invested US$ 2.5 million to connect an additional jetty to all clean petroleum product (CPP) pipelines, and to interconnect its jetties. 

SOHAR Port and Freezone was a deep sea port and free zone in the Middle East, situated in the Sultanate of Oman around 200 kilometers northwest of its capital Muscat. With current investments exceeding US $15 billion, SOHAR Port and Freezone was one of the world's largest developments, located at the center of the global trade routes between Europe and Asia.