| Feb 25 2009 |
Vopak Horizon Fujairah Limited celebrates a decade of success
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, was the chief guest of the tenth anniversary celebration of Vopak Horizon Fujairah Limited, a subsidiary of Horizon Terminals Limited.
The Board of Vopak Horizon Fujairah Limited donated AED 700,000 to the Fujairah community, as part of its social responsibility. The amount will be used for educational causes such as providing support to schools and learning institutes in Fujairah as well as the training and development of the Emirati workforce in the petroleum industry in the Emirate.
Initially with a capacity of 500,000 cbm, Vopak Horizon Fujairah Limited terminal today offers customers over 1.5 million cbm of storage capacity. The terminal has developed over the years into one of the main bunkering centers in the world and as an important hub for clean petroleum product and fuel oil trade in the Middle East.
Addressing the ceremony, Saeed Abdullah Khoory, ENOC Group Chief Executive and board member of Vopak Horizon Fujairah Limited, said, “We thank all who have contributed to the success and growth of Vopak Horizon Fujairah Limited. The company has evolved as a name synonymous with the highest professional operations in bunkering and shipping in the region. This success will continue to be a milestone in the development of the UAE and the region’s oil and shipping industry.”
Frank Erkelens, president of Vopak Oil EMEA and Board Member of Vopak Horizon Fujairah Limited, thanked the support of the local authorities. He said, “We are grateful to His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, and all authorities in Fujairah for their constant support to the company. As the leading tank terminal operator in Fujairah, we are dedicated to continue the growth of Fujairah as the strategic hub for bulk liquid products in the Middle East.
Horizon terminals, a shareholder in Vopak Horizon Terminals Ltd. is currently expanding, through joint ventures, to strategically-located markets in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. It provides world-class terminal services for bulk liquids storage as well as a range of value-added logistics services.