Vopak Terminal Perth Amboy to Develop a Third Party Storage
Facility at Former Hess Site in Perth Amboy, N.J. –
Facility Will Create New Jobs
PERTH AMBOY, NJ—Vopak, the world’s leading independent provider of bulk liquid storage facilities, and their joint venture partner, Tanco Terminals, a terminaling company owned by the Middendorf families, has purchased the former Hess State Street Terminal in northern Perth Amboy, N.J. The venture, Vopak Terminal Perth Amboy, is in the process of defining its development plans for the use of this mothballed site as an independent third party storage facility for petroleum and bio-fuel products.
The establishment of this new terminal will build on the City of Perth Amboy’s initiatives to boost employment and business opportunities in the area by creating several new jobs. Officials expect the site to be operational in 2013, subject to the final investment decision by the venture’s shareholders.
Vopak Terminal Perth Amboy, plans to take advantage of Perth Amboy’s unique geographic location to facilitate the receipt, storage, handling and dispatch of petroleum and bio-fuel products, in particular its deepwater frontage on the Arthur Kill, a major shipping channel.
The purchase of the site is a direct result of an economic development initiative spearheaded by Mayor Wilda Diaz, who has made business expansion and job creation a priority of her administration. In particular, city officials have sought to establish Perth Amboy as a center for green technology and renewable energy. The new Vopak-Tanco facility, with its capacity for biodiesel storage, helps to achieve that goal.
“Perth Amboy has a number of sites that are strong port facility candidates. These are prime locations for redevelopment and/or rehabilitation. The venture is expected to invest heavily in Perth Amboy to upgrade this site’s facilities and our existing transportation infrastructure,” said Diaz. “This project will add quality job opportunities for our residents and ensure that Perth Amboy continues to grow as an industrial and renewable energy hub for the area.”
The project to establish the new terminal is expected to take several phases during which opportunities will arise from demolition and site improvement activities for local contractors.
“We are thrilled to establish a presence in Perth Amboy and to contribute to the economic development and revitalization of the city,” said Ralf van der Ven, Director of Business Development for Vopak North America. “We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Mayor Wilda Diaz, and we appreciate the professionalism displayed by city officials throughout this entire process.”
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