ISLAMABAD Oct 21 (TNS): Byco Petroleum’s Single Point Mooring has imported 5 million tons of crude oil since its inception, a press release issued said.
It has been in continuous operation since 2012 including the severe monsoon season from June through September, which was previously considered impossible for the area.
Byco’s SPM is Pakistan’s only floating terminal and revolutionizes the handling crude oil and refined petroleum products in the country. The SPM has been set up in the deep sea and is connected to a storage tank via 15 km of both on-shore and sub-sea pipelines. Byco has a storage capacity of 140,000 metric tons.
Mr. Amir Abbassi, CEO BPPL, remarked on the achievement: “Byco’s SPM is a national asset for Pakistan. Its continuous safe operations are a testament to our promise of keeping safety our top priority. I want to congratulate the entire Byco team on this singular achievement and on having imported 5 million tons of crude oil since inception.”
The SPM allows Byco to import and export crude oil and refined petroleum products directly, significantly reducing traffic at Pakistan’s ports situated in Karachi and Port Qasim. It enables Byco to be the only vertically integrated petroleum firm in the nation. Byco expects to import 4.5 million tons of crude oil through the SPM in the current fiscal year ending June 30 next year.