As one of Europe’s largest and most experienced independent operators of bulk liquid and gas storage facilities, Inter Terminals understands the value of effective asset development to meet the current and future demands of the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors. Through ongoing investment in infrastructure we can offer cost-effective solutions to specific storage and handling requirements from petroleum to potable alcohol. Our terminals in Immingham on England’s east coast, for example, have the widest range of independent tankage in the UK, with capacities from 50m³ carbon steel tanks and pressurised gas storage vessels to 14,000m³ carbon steel tanks equipped with floating decks.
Inter Terminals’ three-fold approach ensures the right tank configuration for each customer.
Robust inspection and maintenance programmes are critical to asset integrity. Routine monitoring and maintenance of tanks is carried out by EEMUA (Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association) qualified in-house engineers to ensure our facilities are regularly upgraded to the latest health, safety and environmental standards. Our comprehensive approach also includes major re-engineering programmes to maintain the integrity of our asset base.
We are agile and flexible in responding to changing industry trends, from strict new operating and safety standards to a steady rise in biofuels blending and handling in the move towards greener fuels. Installation of linings, heating and insulation, as well as changes to pipeline configuration, are all part of our extensive suite of tank optimisation techniques. Our ability to refurbish and re-engineer facilities for immediate and future service is reflected in contracts with some of the leading oil companies and independent traders, as well as with major chemicals manufacturers and distributors, and projects such as the development of the first sulphur export terminal in the UK for many years.
Whether it is meeting increased demand or satisfying a specialist storage requirement, Inter Terminals is committed to optimising assets in service and investing in additional capacity for the future.