Puma Energy has commissioned new bitumen and fuel terminals in Mozambique, increasing its storage capacity in the country to 275,500 cubic metres, the company said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
The new terminals in Matola, near Maputo, include 11 tanks that together added 115,000 cubic metres storage.
The bitumen terminal is intended to help reduce Mozambique’s dependence on bitumen imports, whereas the fuel terminal was built to create a new supply line from the countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
The director of operations of the company, Christophe Zyde said in a statement that the new terminals in Mozambique were the most modern available facility and would serve as a catalyst for economic growth.
Puma Energy, established in 1997 in Central America but currently based in Singapore, has regional centres in Johannesburg (South Africa), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Brisbane (Australia) and Tallinn (Estonia) and is present in 45 countries.