Viva Energy Supply General Manager Dan Ridgway said the pumping station, to be situated on the Western Port – Altona – Geelong (WAG) pipeline between the Geelong refinery and Newport Terminal, Melbourne, will increase the amount of fuel that can be transferred from the refinery via the pipeline to Melbourne by more than 25 per cent.
“Increasing our pipeline capacity is beneficial for all Victorians as it enables us to transport fuel across the State quickly, efficiently and reliably – allowing us to increase sales in Victoria and provide greater fuel security for customers,” Mr Ridgway said.
“The new pumping station provides additional capacity equivalent to 100 trucks per day moving fuel from Geelong to Melbourne on the Princess Highway.”
The pumping station will be built on land leased from Melbourne Water on the outskirts of Werribee, and will include the installation of the pumping station, a new pump at Geelong Refinery as well as pipeline and storage tank safety improvements.
Downer Engineering’s Melbourne team has been engaged by Viva Energy to construct the pumping station which, together with the work being performed by UGL at Geelong Refinery, will generate about 25 construction jobs.
The project is expected to be completed in May 2016.