Engro Company, Pakistan’s premier conglomerate, and Royal Vopak of the Netherlands – the world’s largest bulk liquid storage and dealing with firm – have celebrated 25 years of strategic partnership that has led to mutual progress and helped promote vitality safety and industrialization in Pakistan.
Engro’s enterprise relationship with Royal Vopak dates again to 1997, when the three way partnership of Engro Vopak Terminal Restricted (EVTL) was commissioned as a state-of-the-art chemical storage and dealing with enterprise at Port Qasim. The terminal operations have grown from dealing with 0.5 million tons of specialised and unsafe bulk liquid cargoes to round 6 million tons each year. EVTL is the one facility in Pakistan that mixes providers for bulk storage of chemical substances, cryogenic and LPG gases all underneath one operations. Since inception, it has facilitated investments of greater than $2 billion within the downstream petrochemical business. EVTL gives for over 60 % of Pakistan’s bulk chemical imports and about 55% of LPG marine imports. Subsequently, this enterprise stands as a key enabler for main industrial actions in Pakistan and helps contribute in direction of vitality safety that serves over 1 million households.
In 2015, Engro added the first-ever LNG facility of Pakistan to the terminal. The connection between the 2 companions was additional strengthened in 2018 when Royal Vopak acquired in whole 44 % in Elengy Terminal Pakistan Ltd (ETPL) to reinforce its world LNG portfolio. In-built a report 335 days, the LNG terminal at the moment handles 68% of all LNG imports into Pakistan. Engro Elengy Terminal has efficiently dealt with over 450 ship-to-ship transfers and now fulfills round 15 % of the nation’s every day home fuel requirement. Consequently, Pakistan has been capable of save greater than $3 billion via import substitution of furnace oil. EVTL and EETL safely deal with virtually $4 billion of feedstock and merchandise on an annual foundation, with none incidents associated to product contamination or loss, well being, and the surroundings. The enterprise has operated with out lost-time harm (LTI) for the final 25 years, which is an impeccable security report even by world requirements.
To mark the twenty fifth anniversary of Engro and Royal Vopak partnership, Mr. Dick Richelle (Chairman Govt Board and CEO – Royal Vopak) and Mr. Chris Robblee (President, Vopak Asia & Center East) toured Pakistan to fulfill accomplice Engro Company, headed by Mr. Ghias Khan (President and CEO), senior executives of Engro, and visited the terminal services at Port Qasim to have interaction with the workers as nicely.
In accordance with Mr. Ghias Khan, “This partnership could be very particular and a terrific instance of Pakistan as a result of it has been very profitable in all dimensions. We are actually wanting ahead to better issues not simply in Pakistan, however internationally as nicely. What we worth essentially the most about this relationship is the mutual respect and belief, and the need to study from one another.”
Mr. Dick Richelle shared that, “We’ve many partnerships across the globe for fairly a while, however what now we have in Pakistan could be very particular. We aren’t solely celebrating 25 years of partnership between Vopak and Engro, however its 25 years of friendship between the 2 firms. I need to thank everybody at Engro for permitting us to develop this friendship over the time frame, and to try this with the belief we put in EVTL and Elengy.”