Peterson makes £3million investment in giant fuel tank for Aberdeen harbour

The tank can hold the same contents as two olympic sized swimming pools
The tank can hold the same contents as two olympic sized swimming pools

Energy logistics firm Peterson has paid £3million for a giant marine fuel tank at its Aberdeen harbour base.

The vessel has a capacity of 4,000 cubic metres – the equivalent of nearly two Olympic sized swimming pools.

Built in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, it will be based at the firm’s Torry Marine Base and will allow ship operators to access marine fuel more easily.

The tank’s installation, in addition to another recently put in place on the south side of North Harbour, doubles Peterson’s marine gasoil capacity.

Director Chris Coull said: “We are pleased by the addition of this new tank, which brings us closer to our ambition of providing reliable fuel supply to every berth we operate, to our customers around Aberdeen.

“We see Aberdeen Harbour as the long term supply hub for the North Sea and view this as a valuable investment to support the required efficiencies of the modern energy industry.”

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