A Petroleum Port in the Making

Mauritius which is not endowed with natural resources, should make optimum use of its strategic location on the East-West route in the Indian Ocean, linking Asia and Africa and should aim for a leading role on this shipping route. The business friendly environment also provides another opportunity to position the country as a major operator in this sector.

In line with Vision 2030 to develop Mauritius as a petroleum and bunkering hub, Government is planning to increase substantially the storage capacity for petroleum products. In this regard, the completion of the Mer Rouge Oil Storage Terminal project, providing an addition of 25 000 metric tons of storage capacity for white oils is scheduled in April. A petroleum port will also be set up in Albion for which the construction of tanks of a storage capacity of some 500 000 MT will be carried out. Safeguarding the environment and assuring that the bunkering project is environment friendly are Government’s priorities.

 

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