As part of its value to put safety, health and the environment first, Orpic has successfully concluded the performance tests of Al Jifnain terminal and the pipeline between Sohar refinery and Al Jifnain terminal.
The performance testing period has been utilised to train the drivers of the tanker trucks who will be transporting the oil products from Al Jifnain terminal to the petrol stations. The new operational model in the terminal implies that the driver executes the loading process by himself, without requiring any assistance from Orpic staff at the terminal.
Drivers found the system and the ergonomic characteristics of the new assets easy to operate, especially of the loading arms, which are designed to minimise the physical effort of the driver, therefore improving occupational health.
Additionally, the performance testing period has been utilised to measure the gate-to-gate time of the tanker trucks inside the terminal. The first statistics are showing a time of less than thirty minutes, which is aligned with the best-in-class terminals of this type worldwide.
The terminal has been undergoing performance testing by Orpic since 12 October 2017 under the control and supervision of the contractor, rectifying critical aspects that were hampering the proper functioning of the assets in terms of efficiency and safety.