Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) identified the establishment of a coastal fuel storage facility in the Port of Cape Town as a strategic business opportunity and released a tender for the establishment of such a facility. Burgan Cape Terminals were awarded the tender to develop the facility.
Burgan's objective is to be an industry leader in the field of oil and fuel storage and related services, through employing the best skills and ensuring the company has appropriate capital support to deliver a professional and "best practice" service to the South African Oil Industry.
The facility will have a total working volume tank capacity of approximately 110 000m² with the following tankage capacities:
- Diesel (AGO): 4 x14,000m3 + 3 × 9,500m3 tanks
- Petrol (ULP): 3 × 9,000m3 tanks
- Ethanol: 1 x 1,700m3 service tank
- Bio Fame: 1 x 1,800m3 service tank
Bunds have been designed to contain 110 percent of the nominal capacity of the largest tank contained within the bund. To achieve this bund walls are required to be 2.5m high for the ULP/AGO bund (bund A) and 2.1m high for the AGO/Ethanol/FAME bund (bunds B and C). The Ethanol storage tank will be an internal floating roof (IFR) tank, increasing the safety of storage for this product.
Drainage systems consist of storm water, sewer and oil-water separators.
Other on site infrastructure include access roads, an office block, a six bay road loading gantry, additive storage tanks, pump stations, a water reservoir, a Vapour Recovery Unit (VRU) and bunded areas which houses all the tanks. The facility will also have a fuel system and fire protection system.
The site itself, on the Eastern Mole, is split into two plots. Plot 1 consists of the road gantry and loading area, as well as office building. Plot 2 is the tank storage area. The plots are divided by the Fuel Firing Systems (FFS) oil storage facility.
The facility will be supplied, via pipeline, by the Chevron Refinery and, via ship, from the Eastern Mole Berth 2.
Environmental authorisation was granted for this project on 8 June 2015 (EIA reference number E12/2/4/2-A2/75-3030/11).
An application for an Air Emissions License is in the process of being submitted to the City of Cape Town, Air Quality Management.
During the EIA an Air Quality Assessment Report (dated January 2014 and compiled by D. Dracoulides and A. Xu of DDA Environmental Engineers) confirmed that the emissions of volatile organic compounds ("VOC's") associated with the fuel storage and distribution facility will fall below the National Ambient Air Quality Standards and will therefore not have a significant negative impact on the environment. The Air Quality Assessment Report also confirmed that with the installation of the Vapour Recovery Unit, the emitted quantities of VOC's as a result of the fuel storage and distribution facility will be reduced.
Subsequently, in 2015, the final Vapour Recovery Unit (VRU) design information was finalised. The actual expected emission quantities were determined and an update the air quality impacts and the dispersion modelling study were documented in an addendum dated September 2015. The addendum provided the updated emissions information and the assessment of the operational phase of the project and concluded that the operation of the VRU is expected to have a significant mitigation effect on the emitted quantities from the terminal. The benzene concentrations around the terminal are within the South African annual ambient guideline and the carcinogenic risk and long-term human health risk arising from the terminal are considered negligible.
Copies of the Air Quality Assessment Report, Air Quality Assessment Report Addendum and draft Air Emissions License application can be viewed or downloaded below.
AIR EMISSIONS LICENCE APPLICATION
Burgan Cape Terminals Air Quality Assessment 2014.pdf
Burgan Cape Terminals Air Quality Assessment Addendum 2015.pdf
Burgan Cape Terminals AEL application.pdf
FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
Environmental Authorisation - June 2015 (818Kb PDF)
Cover & Non-Technical Summary.pdf
Table of Contents, Acronyms & Abbreviations.pdf
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Administrative Framework
Chapter 3 - Approach and Methodology
Chapter 4 - Project Description
Chapter 5 - Needs and Desirability
Chapter 6 - Environmental Baseline
Chapter 7 - Socioeconomic Baseline
Chapter 8 - Impact Assessment
Chapter 9 - Conclusion and Recommendations
Chapter 10 - Reference
Annexure A - Burgan Oil HSE Policy
Annexure B - Photographs
Annexure C - Public Participation Documentation
Annexure D - Comments & Reponses Report.pdf
Annexure E - Authority Communications
Annexure F - Air Quality Specialist Report
Annexure G - Traffic Specialist Report
Annexure H - MHI Risk Assessment.pdf
Annexure I - Economic Specialist Report
Annexure J - Contaminated Site Assessment
Annexure K - EMP.pdf