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Stolt Tank Containers expands heating facility at Singapore terminal

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Stolt Tank Containers (STC) has invested in an expansion of its heating facility at its Singapore terminal, enabling the company to offer an enhanced service to customers in the Asia region.

Stolt Container Terminal Pte Ltd (SCTPL) originally offered 12 heating bays at the Singapore facility; with the vertical expansion of its steam heating facility there are now 60 cargo heating bays offered in two tiers.

The depot provides support for all STC activities in Asia, and also acts as a training centre for STC staff and for regional depots and customers. Every tank container handled by Stolt is done so in accordance with STC’s globally applied operating standards, which ensure quality, reliability and safety for people, the environment and the cargo.

The heating lines in the Singapore facility are equipped with step-down regulators that allow the application of different steam pressure to suit different cargo types and requirements, in terms of pace of heat transmission.

Cargo sampling is carried out on each laden tank and temperature is monitoring through the entire heating process.

The SCTPL facility is located in Jurong Island, which is linked to the mainland via a causeway. The depot provides cargo heating 24/7 all year round, mainly for the Infineum plant, which is located nearby. Other tanks are sent to the depot for heating by other customers on the island, including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, Lanxess, Afton, Evonik, Mitsui, Sumitomo and Singapore Refinery.

The depot covers an area of 20,000 square metres, offering customers a one-stop-shop service for storage, heating, cleaning, testing and repairs.