Oiltanking MOGS Saldanha (RF) (Pty) Ltd, a joint venture between OTGC Holdings (Pty) Ltd and MOGS (Pty) Ltd, has commenced a detailed engineering effort for the development and construction of a commercial crude oil blending and storage terminal. The facility will have a total capacity of 13.2 million barrels, comprising 12 in-ground concrete tanks in the Port of Saldanha Bay, South Africa.

The commencement of the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) is a major milestone and demonstrates significant progress for the Saldanha Bay project. The scope of the FEED includes the earthworks as well as civil, mechanical and electrical components of the crude oil terminal and associated infrastructure. The FEED will take a maximum of six months which will immediately be followed by the construction phase. Completion of the terminal is projected for the first quarter of 2017.

The new crude oil terminal in the Port of Saldanha Bay will be built as state-of-the-art facility in accordance with the highest safety and environmental standards. The terminal will be connected to an existing jetty which can handle vessels up to VLCC (very large crude carrier) size.

Oiltanking MOGS Saldanha is at an advanced stage of securing the initial customer base load for the terminal.

OTGC Holdings (Pty) Ltd is an independent bulk liquid storage provider in South Africa with world class expertise in the field of bulk liquids handling. The joint venture is managed and operated by Oiltanking, the second largest independent tank storage provider for petroleum products, chemicals and gases worldwide. Local Black Economic Empowerment partner Calulo Terminals provides the joint venture a fully empowered entity with a level 2 empowerment classification.

MOGS (Pty) Ltd is a South African company owned 100% by Royal Bafokeng Holdings (Pty) Limited and committed to providing products and services to the mining, oil, and gas sectors of sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the world. MOGS delivers its products and services through its dedicated subsidiaries. The group is engaged in the laying and rehabilitation of pipelines, the provision of mining supplies and services, exploration drilling, the manufacturing of locomotives and mining capital equipment as well as oil and gas infrastructure.