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Arabian Chemical Terminals Abu Dhabi Begins Operations

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Anamika Talwaria

Editor & Head of Content for Tank Storage Magazine & StocExpo and Chair of Women in Tanks.

Arabian Chemical Terminals in Abu Dhabi (ACTAD) is has announced the start of operations at its newly built chemical tank storage terminal in Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi, UAE. The terminal is the first commercial chemical tank farm of its kind in the Emirate.

Strategically located in the new world class Khalifa Port and adjacent to the Khalifa Economic Zone Abu Dhabi (KEZAD), ACTAD aims to participate in the drive to promote new industries in the Emirate.

ACTAD was designed and built as a state-of-the-art facility, in compliance with the highest international standards. The terminal comprises 40 storage tanks of various specifications (20 carbon steel including 10 with IFR and 20 stainless steel, including 10 insulated with heating/cooling system) for a total of 100,000 m3 storage capacity. Each tank has a devoted pipeline to a dedicated berth of 16 meters draft and dedicated truck loading bays, eliminating the risks of cross product contamination, and offering efficiency and flexibility to the customers.

ACTAD operates with an Integrated Management System following International Standards; ISO-9000, 14000, 18000, CDI-T and ISGOTT.

The site also has a 500 m2 warehouse for dangerous goods and provision for drums/IBCs filling. The terminal has an independently operated third party fully equipped surveyor laboratory for sampling and testing.

The terminal will help local industries to import their liquid chemical needs in bulk or export their liquid chemical products to the globe. It can also act as a storage hub and/or breakbulk operations for international companies as it is strategically located in a bonded zone within Khalifa Port.

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