Flagship bunkering facility opens

Following ‘significant on-site investment’ Certas Energy reopened its Silwood depot refuelling facility at West Thurrock in late December.

The depot now offers 12 multi-product fill‑points (pumping derv, gas oil or Ad Blue) with increased pump speeds for faster refuelling, plus 24‑hour availability to enable HGVs to refuel all day, every day.

Andrew Goodwin, sales & operations manager, said: “Thurrock is our flagship bunkering facility with a storage capacity of 230,000 litres. Safety is our first priority. With our site operational 24 hours a day, we’ve taken extra measures to ensure customers are safe at all times, with state-of-the-art surveillance and electronic monitoring facilities to check stock levels and transactions.”

Gary Brown, driver trainer from bulk distributor, Reynolds Logistics, commented: “We have 25 drivers using this Thurrock facility, drawing on average 2,600 litres a day (13,000 a week). The location of the bunkering facility in Thurrock is particularly convenient, just a two minute drive from our own depot. Like a number of other haulage or distribution companies located in this part of London, we rely on our fleet being fuelled quickly and easily to go about our business. All of our drivers are allocated a fuel card, which makes the refuelling process smoother and stress-free for all involved.”