Installations at Dhekelia oil terminal are used for the unloading of fuel from the oil-tankers for the needs of the Power Station. Mooring is effected on buoys and the unloading through submarine pipelines.
The oil terminal at Vassilikos is used for the unloading of fuel for the needs of the Power Station there. Mooring is by means of SBM-(Single Buoy Mooring) and the unloading is carried out again through submarine pipelines.
The Vasilikos area is located southerly of the Nicosia-Limassol A1 Motorway, administratively belongs to a great extend to the Mari community (which is situated within the Larnaca District boundaries) and is aligned with the southern coastline of Cyprus, around 40 kilometres away from the city of Larnaca and 25 kilometres away from the city of Limassol.
The Energy Centre will be build on this southern coastline of Cyprus, on a plot part of which includes the area formerly occupied by the Hellenic Chemical Industries. This location was judged, based on the location and morphology of the area, as the most suitable choice for the installation of the facilities for the storage and distribution of petroleum products and for the establishment of the Liquefaction Plant.
Another reason which counted towards the abovementioned choice of location was the adjacency of the area to the Vasilikos Power Station, which offers the possibility for the exploitation of synergies.
The location of the new Euro 300 million terminal project in Cyprus has been strategically chosen connecting the vibrant areas of South East Europe, Asia and North Africa. Phase One of the project is well under way, creating an initial 20 tanks and a capacity of 357,000 m3. This is scheduled for completion at the beginning of 2014. Phase Two will create an additional 8 tanks and extra capacity of 186,000 m3, and will be completed in the second quarter of 2014. A Third planned expansion would bring the total capacity at VTTV to 858,000 m3.