PERN prepared for oil and fuel supply emergencies

The PERN Group’s Naftoport is prepared to cover the entire demand for offshore oil and fuel handling. The PERN fuel part itself is also resilient to emergency situations. Investments enabling the increase of operational capacities are being continued there – the company informed.

The company also informed that Naftoport, which belongs to the PERN capital group, “is fully ready to meet the whole demand for offshore transhipment of crude oil and fuels”. As noted in the information, Naftoport proved just that in 2019.

– The company confirmed its potential and capacity in practice then. In addition, last year already almost two-thirds of the domestic demand for crude oil was covered by supplies by sea through the Naftoport terminal, PERN stated.

It further assured that also its fuel part “is resilient to emergency situations”. The information reminds, that “in order to prepare for increased fuel supplies from the sea” at the product base in Dębogórze, which “is the Polish marine fuel hub”, the company is implementing investments “allowing to increase operational capabilities”.

The depot has recently been expanded with two new tanks of 32,000 cubic metres each. Thanks to the expansion its storage capacity increased to almost 260,000 cubic metres. At present, the construction of another tank is underway, which will be put into operation later this year. At the same time the contractor for two more tanks is being chosen – PERN said.

The company also pointed out that the Dębogórze depot is simultaneously modernising the loading bay for rail tank cars and extending the railway siding.

– As a result, the number of tank cars loaded there will increase by half. This will strengthen the stability of the domestic and international petroleum products logistics market – PERN assessed.

It also pointed to the “key investments” carried out by the company’s partners, thanks to which – as explained in the information – “the handling capacity of the depot in Dębogórze will increase significantly”.

In this context, PERN mentioned the decision of the Port of Gdynia Authority, which will deepen the approach to the Liquid Fuels Handling Jetty. This will result in the possibility of handling tankers with a draught of up to 14.5 metres.

At the same time, PERN added that “the key investment” is also the extension of the railway siding to Gdynia Port, carried out by PKP PLK, thanks to which “the railroad access to the base in Dębogórze will be significantly improved”.

PERN is a state-owned strategic entity for Poland’s energy security. It manages, among others, pipelines in the territory of our country pumping crude oil to the refineries of PKN Orlen in Płock and Grupa Lotos in Gdańsk and to two refineries in Germany. The company owns storage depots for raw materials and fuels.

As PERN recently reported, the capacity of its crude oil depots in Poland is 4.1 million cubic meters, and in the case of fuel depots – 2.1 million cubic metres.



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