Viva Energy opens $18 million lubricants terminal in Brisbane

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Viva Energy Australia's Pinkenba lubricants terminal Viva Energy Australia's Pinkenba lubricants terminal
Viva Energy Australia's Pinkenba lubricants terminal Viva Energy Australia's Pinkenba lubricants terminal
Viva Energy Australia's Pinkenba lubricants terminal Viva Energy Australia's Pinkenba lubricants terminal

Viva Energy Australia has opened an $18 million bulk lubricants terminal close to Brisbane Airport, with a storage capacity of 3.2ML.


The new Pinkenba facility can manage up to 30 lubricant grades, which will be supplied to customers throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Viva Energy chief executive officer Scott Wyatt says the terminal took 36,000 man hours to complete, created more than 120 local construction jobs and is designed to be flexible according to demand.

"This is an exciting development for Viva Energy as we have the ability to adapt to increases in both the volume and type of lubricant products required by customers," Wyatt says.

"The terminal stores the bulk lubricants in horizontal tanks and each loading gantry is automated, featuring dedicated pumps, piping, and loading arms to protect product quality.

"In a world-first, the horizontal tanks are gravity loaded, rather than pumped in from the bottom of the tank, which increases operational efficiencies.

"The tanks also have the fastest loading rate in the Australian market.

"Our bulk lubricants terminal is complemented by a third party warehouse base, which is capable of processing more than 14,000 pallets of packaged lubricants annually."

The Pinkenba terminal makes up part of Viva Energy’s $1 billion investment in business improvements throughout the company’s supply, refining and, retail sectors.

"With the addition of the bulk lubricants capability, the Pinkenba Terminal is strategically placed to service the fuel, bitumen and lubricant needs of commercial and retail customers throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales," he says.

"As a licensee to the Shell brand we are proud to sell Shell lubricants as they are renowned for technologically advanced products.Our customers benefit directly from Shell’s research and development spend."

In addition to its 920-plus service station network and its Geelong Refinery in Victoria, Viva Energy operates bulk fuels, bitumen, marine, chemicals and lubricants businesses supported by more than 20 storage terminals across the country.

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