Harvest Energy extends with Simon Storage

Simon Storage Seal Sands terminal used by Harvest Energy
The Seal Sands terminal, located at the mouth of the River Tees
Harvest Energy is expanding its presence in the UK road fuels market through its partnership with Simon Storage.
Less than three years ago Harvest Energy began storing fuels at Simon’s Seal Sands terminal. Now it utilises a substantial proportion of the terminal’s fuels storage.
As well as fuel storage, Simon provides Harvest Energy with specialist biofuels blending to help the company meet the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation. A bioethanol in-line injection system is provided for the company’s unleaded and super unleaded gasoline products, while diesel and FAME are blended in-tank.
Harvest Energy took over a biodiesel production plant at Seal Sands two years ago.  Simon stores and handles raw materials for the plant, including used cooking oil. FAME produced by the plant is transferred by pipeline from the plant into the terminal for use in Harvest Energy’s biodiesel blending operations or for export to out-buyers.
Simon Davis, head of sales and logistics, Harvest Energy, believes reliable supply partners like Simon Storage are vital. “Simon’s expertise in storage and handling helps us to provide products that are competitively priced, supplied and delivered with a customer-focus. The Seal Sands terminal plays a critical role in Harvest Energy’s UK-based storage and supply network and we look forward to developing new market opportunities with Simon’s support.”
Harvest Energy has recently announced that Trafigura has invested in the company, providing a long term financing platform and enabling future growth in the UK market.