Decal terminal recently received the authorization to expand its facilities in the Port of Huelva, a 20 million euro project which consists of the construction of 10 new tanks and auxiliary installations to develop the handling of vegetable oils and, above all, non-hazardous waste and fats animals destined for the manufacture of eco-fuels.
With this expansion underway, the eighth since Decal Spain began its
activity in Huelva back in 1996, the current storage capacity will be expanded by about 75,200 cubic meters, distributed in 2 stainless tanks of 12,600 (10,000 tons) and 8 of 6,250 (5,000 tons), all able to maintain the necessary temperature of the products at between 40º and 60º C.
The new facilities will be perfectly integrated with the three berths that Decal operates and which give a great maritime operational capacity, in addition to the pipe connections with Lipsa’s oil refinery, Cepsa’s-La Rábida refinery and Gunvor-Biosur’s biodiesel production plant.
The start-up is scheduled for the beginning of 2023.
The need for infrastructures for the storage of raw materials for eco-fuels, obtained from waste such as used cooking oil or animal fats not intended for human consumption make Huelva’s Terminal an ideal option for the development of sustainability objectives at national level, specially since in 2020 Decal’s facilities became the first authorised Border Control Post, for the import of animal fats from third countries, used for the production of biofuels, granted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.