CPSTL opens aviation fuel filtration unit to save foreign exchange


Minister Ranatunga inaugurating newly acquired equipment

The Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminal (CPSTL) has built an aviation fuel filtration unit, which was declared open by Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga yesterday.

Chairman of the CPC and CPSTL Dammika Ranatunga said that according to the Joint Inspection Group (JIG) reports, Sri Lanka had achieved ‘GOOD’ position in supply of aviation fuel and they were hopeful that the new project would help achieve the "EXCELLENT’ position.

Joint Inspection Group is an international organisation which monitors the standards of methods used to conduct quality tests on pumping aviation fuel.

Chairman Dammika Ranatunga said the CPC would be able to save between USD 200,000 and 300,000 on one vessel of aviation fuel.

 "There was no aviation fuel filtration unit to pump fuel into train tanks at Kolonnawa. We had to import aviation fuel at very high prices. We will be able to confirm the quality of the aviation fuel and make profits."  

 The Aviation fuel filtration unit was constructed by the CPSTL engineers ahead of the schedule. Two pumps with a capacity of 136 Cubic Meters per hour have also been installed.       



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