vessels up to 140 metres in length,
8 metres draft
pipeline link to Petrochem Carless
storage totals 150,000 tonnes at adjacent
International Port’s strategic position on the
UK east coast makes it ideal for handling a range of
hydrocarbons have been imported and exported through the
port since the early 1960s, when Petrochem Carless Ltd’s
refinery was opened on a site next to the port.
a million tonnes of condensates are distilled at the refinery
every year, in their main components naphtha, kerosene
and gas oils. Other similar feedstocks are imported for
processing alongside these products to create a range of
speciality products for industry.
occupies a 25-hectare site, nine hectares of which are
currently undeveloped. Storage capacity totals 150,000
tonnes, in 175 storage tanks ranging from 5 tonnes to 1,300
Carless imports feedstock from all over the world to refine
at the site; Harwich was chosen for the operation due to
the close proximity to the important hydrocarbon ports
of Antwerp and Rotterdam.
the oldest oil companies in the UK and one of the largest
independent speciality hydrocarbon producers and petrochemical
distributors in Europe, Petrochem Carless employs approximately
100 people at its Harwich site.
of up to 140 metres in length can be accommodated at the
dedicated deep-water tanker berth, which was built at the
port ten years ago at a cost of £4.5 million; the
berth is linked by direct pipeline to the refinery.