New bunkering facility opens

Following a £1 million investment, Advance Fuels formally opened its redeveloped Harefield Oil Terminal at Uxbridge on 30th September.

The terminal is now the second largest fuelling facility to the west of Greater London, with a storage capacity of over 1.3 million litres for road diesel, gas oil and kerosene, and represents one of the largest development projects commissioned by Certas Energy.

Addressing an audience of local dignitaries, businessmen, customers, journalists and staff, Alex Ward, regional manager for Advance Fuels said:

“This is the conclusion of a complex redevelopment project, which has transformed the site into the modern facility we have here today.

“With London and the south east having seen a sharp decline in fuel storage and supply over the past 10 years following the closure of Buncefield and Coryton, Certas Energy responded to customer demand and invested in Harefield to provide a much needed fuel source and security of supply for customers in the capital, Home Counties and the south east.

“There are now 18 employees on site and we’ve also launched a sales apprentice scheme in conjunction with Sussex Downs College – the company’s first. This is proving beneficial, and I hope to extend the initiative further across my region,” added Alex.