11. Liquid Bulks

The Port of Algeciras Bay is also Spain’s number one liquid bulk handler, returning 28 million tonnes per year.

CEPSA’s Gibraltar-San Roque Refinery is equipped with jetties and a single mooring buoy anchored in 60 metres of water that enables to moor oil tankers of up to 350,000 tonnes deadweight. It has an offloading capacity of up to 12,000 m3/hour.

The refinery has a total distilling capacity of 12 million tonnes of crude per year. The refinery’s port facility has seven berths for loading and unloading oil-derived products from a combined 1,467-metre jetty line, as well as another terminal exclusively used by fuel barges. The facility has draughts between 6 and 20 metres and can berth vessels of up to 175,000 tonnes deadweight.

EXOLUM operates on the Algeciras Port North Breakwater, both unloading products from tanker vessels and loading barges. Its catchment basins have a pumping capacity of 500 m3/hour. After increasing the capacity of its facilities, Exolum now has a storage capacity of 203,144 m3 distributed in 20 tanks located in Isla Verde Exterior.

Isla Verde Exterior is home to the EVOS Algeciras SAU fuel terminal and other liquid bulk storage terminal, with a 403,000 m3 storage capacity in 22 tanks, as well as a jetty that can accommodate ships of up to 225,000 tonnes deadweight.

In the Bay of Algeciras itself, the Andalusian-Mediterranean Water Authority operates the Puente Mayorga’s dolphin facility in San Roque to shipment of fresh drinking water in tankers of up to 115,000 tonnes deadweight.