Bigger and better for transformed oil site
Firm’s £1million investment for Harefield facility
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.
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