"Oiltanking interested to build fuel terminal on the west coast of Karimun Besar Island, located adjacent to Karimun Sembawang Shipyard Company, " Head of Transport Department Karimun Regency, Cendra Nawazir said in Tanjung Balai Karimun, on Thursday (24/2).
According Cendra, Oiltanking is a world-class company engaged in the build-up of fuel.
The company chose the landfill Karimun as fuel because of its strategic location and adjacent with world trade routes in the Strait of Malacca.
"We do not remember the value of its investment. To be sure, fuel is dumped in here later directed to the needs of ships trade in the Straits of Malacca, " he said.
He also said the company also plans to make Karimun as the largest fuel oil terminal second of all fuel terminal was built companies in 18 countries worldwide.
"The volume of fuel that will be backfilled we do not know by heart. However, the number of ships that will go back and forth from the dump they plan to five hundred to a thousand tankers in one year, " he said.
Oiltanking investment plan is a great opportunity for Karimun.
Only, they asked for assurance maintenance of navigation channel recall boats that will drop a big weight.
Hence, the deepening of navigation channel is expected to soon be realized, he said.
Karimun Regent Nurdin Basirun said Oiltanking investment plan will have an impact on the community's economy.
All sectors of the economy will live, especially to create new jobs and attempt tusaha derivatives investors needed.
"We hope that by keeping the community fully supports the investment climate to remain favorable and the government will also continues to improve its licensing service is fast and efficient, "he said.
Oiltanking is a subsidiary of Marquard & Bahls AG from Germany. The company is engaged in the field of providers fuel storage tanks, chemical and second largest gas reserves in the world.(source kepri.antaranews.com)