A new energy hub facility in the Eastern Mediterranean opens up a range of advantages for traders


The first oil terminal of its kind in the Eastern Mediterranean connects Europe and the Black Sea with markets in the Middle East and Asia.

In November 2014 a new oil product terminal in Vasiliko, Cyprus, opened for business. Thanks to the strategic location it is the first terminal of its kind in the Eastern Mediterranean, connecting Europe and the Black Sea with markets in the Middle East and Asia.

July 4, 2018
  • SDG: #9
  • SECTORS: Ports & Marines, Infrastructure
  • COUNTRIES: Cyprus
  • DONOR: Vitol Tank Terminals Vasiliko (VTTV)
  • CLIENT: Vitol Tank Terminals Vasiliko (VTTV)

The €300 million project is the biggest infrastructure project constructed in Cyprus in recent years, and has put the island on the global energy map.

Vitol Tank Terminals Vasiliko (VTTV) is the investor and operator of the facility with a storage capacity of 850,000m3, and the four import berths – with a capacity up to 180,000 TDW - now serve the vessels in the Mediterranean region.

Contractor requested NIRAS’ engineering services

The contractor, Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Limited (J&P), was awarded the contract to carry out engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a tank farm and load out facility at the south coast of Cyprus. J&P requested the engineering services for the conceptual and detailed design for the jetty works excluding topside facilities.

Marine jetty with four berths

Planning, engineering and detailed design of jetty structures and dredging works for the terminal located at an exposed location comprised:

  • Approach trestle by steel girder structure 1,500 m in length from the coastline to the central platform at approx. 20m water depth.
  • Central platform
  • Access trestle by steel girder structure 200m in length going from central platform to each of the two loading platforms
  • Two loading platforms
  • Mooring and breasting dolphins for four berths
  • Catwalks and gangways between platforms and dolphins
  • Pipe supports along trestles and on each of the platforms
  • Support structures for access platforms on platforms
  • Dredging works

NIRAS provided the following services:

  • Project management 
  • Conceptual design
  • Detailed design
  • Interfacing with pipe designer
  • Assistance with certification of the terminal
  • As-built documentation
Christoffer Truelsen

Christoffer Truelsen

Vice President, Business Unit

+45 4810 4556

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