May 27, 2019 [Energy Industry Review] – OMV Petrom completed the modernization of the Arad fuels terminal, the largest in West Romania and the second largest in the country. The project required investment of approximately 19 million euro.
The Arad terminal has a storage capacity of over 32,000 cubic meters, equivalent to over 550,000 car refuels. The storage terminal addresses mainly fuel demand in the counties in the West of Romania – Arad, Bihor, Timis and Hunedoara.
“With the modernization of the Arad fuel storage, we successfully complete the optimization program for our fuel storage infrastructure. The program aimed to concentrate operations in six large-size terminals across the country and required investments of around 145 million euros over the last 12 years,” said Radu Caprau, member of the OMV Petrom Executive Board responsible for Downstream Oil.
The Arad terminal is one of the most modern and safest fuels terminals in Europe, using the best available international technologies in the field. The terminal, which covers an area of over 50,000 square meters, is equipped with 5 fuel tanks which were modernized. Within the project, modern technologies were implemented including automated management and automated fuel deliveries, as well as the best available systems for fire protection and reducing the environmental impact.
Construction works included the modernization of 5 large fuel storage tanks, the installation of almost 12 kilometers of new pipelines, the casting of approximately 6,500 cubic meters of concrete and modernization works for 2 kilometers of railroad serving the terminal.
The program to optimize OMV Petrom’s fuel storage infrastructure was launched in 2007 and required investment of around 145 million euro. Within the program, three new terminals were built at Jilava, Brazi and Isalnita and three other terminals were modernized – in Bacau, Cluj and Arad. They have a cumulated capacity of 119,000 cubic meters and they cover geographically the entire territory of Romania in order to meet the country’s mobility needs.