Our new marine gas oil bunkering facility at the Port of Lowestoft received its first delivery of fuel at the beginning of August. The cargo was transported by our vessel, the Thun Grace, who sailed in and out through the raised bridge in the harbour.
The new fuel tanks are situated at the Peterson UK supply base in Lowestoft. The development of this new physical location forms part of an ongoing strategic partnership between the two companies, to provide fuel bunkering services to vessels operating around the UK.
We have now started to deliver fuel to vessels at Lowestoft. There are seven tanks in place for storage, which have a total capacity of about 1,000 MTs. Installation of the truck-loading facility is underway, and should be operational by the autumn.
ABP (Associated British Ports), the owner and operator of the port, invested more than £250,000 in the construction of the new bunkering facility, to support the UK Southern North Sea (SNS) energy sector. Construction began in November 2019 and was completed on schedule by local contractor Brooks and Wood.
Barry Newton, Managing Director of the Geos Group, said: “We are delighted to be able to provide a fuelling facility in Lowestoft, both supporting and adding to port services, and we are excited to be working with ABP in the development of the port going forward.”
John Shade, Peterson UK Fuel Manager, said: “This new fuel bunkering facility provides operators from the oil and gas and offshore wind sectors with another reason to use Lowestoft as their port of choice, with capability and capacity now in place to service any vessel that comes into the port.”