2010

Unitank Automates Loading at Raunheim Terminal

05 July 2010

New System for Trucks, Ships and Pipelines


Storage-terminal-Raunheim.jpgThe Unitank terminal in Raunheim has been working with OpenTAS since last week. The Implico Group installed the latest Version 4.3 of the universal management, shipping and automation system for the oil and gas industry in two project stages. The terminal can now handle more than 300 trucks every day.
 
Shell, which had leased the Raunheim terminal near Frankfurt for many years, returned it to its owner, Unitank Betriebs- und Verwaltungs-GmbH, in April 2010. The Hamburg-based terminal operator has a policy of installing OpenTAS at all of its terminals. Both of the Unitank terminals in Berlin, for example, operate OpenTAS, as do the depots in Emleben and Fürth.
 
The OpenTAS system went live in Raunheim last week when Implico replaced the legacy system that Shell had used previously. Thanks to OpenTAS, the Raunheim depot can now handle more than 300 trucks daily. This is equivalent to a volume of between 30,000 and 40,000 cubic meters every month. On top of this, OpenTAS will handle several times this volume via ship and pipeline.
 
OpenTAS became the main customs/control system for the Raunheim terminal as soon as the first project phase was completed at the beginning of April. At the same time, Implico's oil and gas experts enabled a manual input option for OpenTAS. Since then, OpenTAS has documented all movements of the various methods of distribution.
 
About the Raunheim terminal
The Raunheim terminal has a tank capacity of 180,000 cbm. Although its primary task is supplying Frankfurt Airport (10km away) with jet fuel, it also supplies filling stations and end users in the Rhine-Main region.
 
About Unitank
Unitank is one of Germany's leading commercial terminal operators. In 1969, the company was entrusted with the storage of the country's strategic reserves. Thanks to their high technical standards and to their expertise in dealing with a wide variety of transport methods, Unitank terminals are also equipped to deal with petroleum distribution and retailing.
 
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