Thames Oil Port – operational in 2013

Coryton Oil Refinery in EssexGreenergy, Vopak and Shell UK completed the acquisition of the former Coryton oil refinery in Essex at the end of last month.

It marks the end of a sales process which started in June, after former owners Petroplus entered administration.

The joint venture plans to turn the site into an import and distribution terminal called Thames Oil Port, expected to be operational in 2013.

Ian Cochrane, managing director of Vopak Terminals UK, said: “Thames Oil Port will be a sustainable business designed to meet the fuel needs of London and the South East for the foreseeable future.

He added: “Over the next couple of months as the plans are finalised we will be able to give more information about how that business will be staffed and run.”

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