Hambantota Port geared up for bunkering facilities
The bunkering facilities at the Ruhunu Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa International Port in Southern Sri Lanka are now ready for commercial operations, news.lk reports.
Chief engineer of the Port Mr. A.H. Geeganage said that the bunkering facilities at the port constructed at a cost of US$ 76.5 million are ready and the tank farm has commenced operations.
Construction of the tank farm and bunkering facilities were started in October 2009 and completed last year. Han Quin Engineering Construction Company of China undertook the construction of the tank farm.
There are 14 tanks in the tank farm and eight of the tanks will be used to store marine fuel, three for storing aviation fuel and remaining three tanks for storing liquid petroleum.
The aviation fuel stored in the Port is to be used for the Mattala International Airport, the second international airport of Sri Lanka currently being built in Hambantota.