Big­ger and bet­ter for trans­formed oil site

Firm’s £1mil­lion in­vest­ment for Hare­field fa­cil­ity

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Kather­ine Cle­men­tine

AN OIL ter­mi­nal in Hare­field has had a new bunker­ing fa­cil­ity in­stalled, in­creas­ing ca­pac­ity to 1.3 mil­lion litres.

Hare­field Oil Ter­mi­nal, on Harvil Road, now rep­re­sents one of the largest de­vel­op­ment projects com­mis­sioned by Cer­tas Energy, af­ter a £1mil­lion in­vest­ment.

The in­vest­ment in Hare­field is in re­sponse to mar­ket de­mand in Lon­don, the south east and home coun­ties.

Part of the re­de­vel­op­ment in­cluded the con­struc­tion of a ‘pump is­land’, with mul­ti­ple fuelling points, to im­prove the re­fu­elling ex­pe­ri­ence, in terms of speed and ef­fi­ciency, for com­mer­cial cus­tomers.

Hilling­don’s deputy mayor, Cllr John Hens­ley, at­tended the for­mal open­ing of the de­vel­oped ter­mi­nal with deputy may­oress Diane Hens­ley last Wed­nes­day (Septem­ber 30).

Alex Ward, re­gional man­ager for ad­vance fu­els, a part of Cer­tas Energy, said: “It was an im­por­tant day for my­self and the team at Hare­field as it sees us reach the con­clu­sion of a com­plex re­de­vel­op­ment pro­ject which trans­formed the site.

“In terms of the staff ca­pa­bil­ity, we now have 18 em­ploy­ees on site, plus we’ve launched a sales ap­pren­tice scheme in con­junc­tion with Sus­sex Downs Col­lege.”

Lon­don and the south east had seen a sharp de­cline in fuel stor­age and sup­ply over the past 10 years, as a re­sult of the clo­sure of the Bunce­field Oil Ter­mi­nal and Co­ry­ton Re­fin­ery.

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Dur­ing the launch event, guests were treated to a tour of the site plus a fully catered meal from award win­ning chef, Andy Waugh, and an in­spi­ra­tional speech from guest pre­sen­ter Phil Be­van, de­signer and founder of Tri­dent Cars, which pro­duced the ‘world’s fastest diesel car’.

Cer­tas Energy is one of the largest dis­trib­u­tors of fu­els and lu­bri­cants in Bri­tain.

n RE­DE­VEL­OP­MENT: Staff and visi­tors celebrate the new fa­cil­ity at the of­fi­cial launch

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