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Project Name:

LPG Import and Storage Terminal, Saldanha Bay.

Project Owner:

Sunrise Energy is a South African company (Level 1 BBBEE) jointly owned by the Industrial Development Corporation (49%) and Ilitha Group Holdings (51%).

Project Cost:

Estimated at USD 80 000 000.00

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Project :

The Scope of the Project includes the mechanical design of the Sunrise Energy LPG Import Terminal, located in the port of Saldanha Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. The completed terminal, expected to be fully operational in January 2016, will be an open-access terminal, accessible to all qualifying LPG importers, wholesale distributors, traders or industrial LPG users.
LPG will be imported via ships, which will make use of the new Multi-Buoy Mooring facility (MBM) based in Big Bay, Saldanha, for ship mooring and offloading. From the MBM, LPG will be transferred via a 3000m subsea and 2000m buried overland pipeline to the pressurised mounded storage bullets located at the terminal.


The terminal will have a Phase 1 storage capacity of 5,500 tons, comprising five mounded storage bullets (7m diameter x 60m length each). The Phase 1 facility will have a maximum throughput capacity of 17,500 tpm to meet the current and short term market demands for LPG. Future Phase 2 and 3 expansions of an additional storage capacity of 5,500 tons per phase will allow the Sunrise Energy to meet long term market demand for LPG, with a total available throughput capacity of up to 52,000 tons/month.


The facility is designed for the importation of LPG, Commercial Propane or Commercial Butane and will allow for blending of the product to specification, vessel-to-vessel transfers and dispatch utilising common transfer pumps.


LPG can be dispatched from the facility via one of the following means:

  • Road loading facilities
  • Rail loading facilities(future)
  • Direct cylinder filling
  • Direct pipeline transfer to third party distributors or local industry



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