Huaying Petrochemical Company has started the construction of a 300,000-tonne fuel terminal in its fuel blending and distribution centre in Dayawan Bay, Huizhou, Guangdong province.
The project, which commenced on 8 July, also includes three 20,000-tonne wharf terminals, stated contractor China Railway Port and Channel Engineering Group (CRPCE).
A total of 7.6 million m³ sediment will be dredged from the harbour basin and channels.
The terminal, once completed, will be able to blend different types of industrial fuel and bunker with the use of imported heavy oil, residual oil, as well as formula oil, and produce fuel of different octane values.
A project of this kind of scale is rare in China, said a source from CRPCE, as construction in deep sea is easily affected by typhoons.
Anti-typhoon protection is one of the key measures to ensure security, since summer is the typhoon season in Huizhou port, the source added.
The project will not only help reduce transportation cost in Guangdong province, but also develop a fuel blending and distribution centre in South China with annual production capacity of 10 million tonnes.