(EnergyAsia, April 30 2013, Tuesday) — Horizon Terminals Limited (HTL), a subsidiary of Dubai’s Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), expects to start up its new US$142-million oil storage terminal at Jebel Ali that will include a 60-km pipeline link to supply jet fuel to Dubai’s new Al Maktoum International Airport.

Supplied by both ENOC’s 120,000 b/d oil refinery and marine tankers calling at its jetties, the 141,000-cubic metre terminal will support the airport’s rapid growth by ensuring its rising demand for aviation fuel.

Yusr Sultan, Horizon Terminals’ managing director, said:

“With Dubai recording significant growth in its aviation sector, the new terminal has a strategic role to play in further strengthening operational efficiencies through assured jet fuel supply. It is equipped to meet the growing demand for jet fuel, in tune with the Dubai International Airport’s growth, which welcomed record passenger traffic of over 58.5 million last year. A strategic project for Dubai, ENOC and HTL, the terminal is being developed to the highest safety specifications, which is reflected in our safety milestone of one million safe working hours achieved.”

Established in 2003, HTL manages more than five million cubic metres of storage capacity in its network of nine terminals in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Morocco, Djibouti and Singapore.