NuStar – £25m investment at Grays

NuStar currently has approximately 8,700 miles of pipeline and 79 terminal and storage facilities that store and distribute crude oil, refined products and specialty liquids
Phase 1 of NuStar’s £25 million investment at Grays has now been completed with Jetty 1 receiving its first vessel earlier this month.  Recent upgrades now enable the jetty to receive vessels of up to 125,000 GDT due to an improved draft of 12.8 M, max LOA of 244 M and unrestricted beam.
The new marine loading arms and additional shipping lines will ensure efficient vessel discharge. Jetty 2 works will be completed by the end of Q1 2018.
In addition, four new road loading gantries have been commissioned, with a further one to be added by the end of Q1. This will result in the terminal having 7 retail bays available, plus 5 separate commercial loading bays.
“This upgrade is a strategic investment for NuStar on the Thames and it will provide significant growth potential,” said UK vice president David McLoughlin.
“Independent supply in the south east of England is critical to the competitiveness of the region and our clients have been fully supportive of this investment, which will enable the terminal to receive larger cargoes at a significantly faster rate than previously possible.
“Grays Terminal is also ideally located, being close to the M25, which minimises road freight rates.”