Caltex is committed to optimising and investing in our supply chain to ensure that our customers continue to have access to long term, secure, safe and reliable product supply.
In July 2012, Caltex announced a restructure of our supply chain including the conversion of Kurnell refinery to a major import terminal.
With this decision, Caltex commenced a major project to transform the Kurnell site to operate as a terminal, including work inside the refinery as well as at our Kurnell wharf and sub berth.
On schedule in October 2014, the Kurnell refinery was safely shut down and terminal operations commenced on site.
The final stage of the site conversion, which involves the demolition of the redundant refinery infrastructure, is underway. Remediation of the site will take place over subsequent years.
The new, modern terminal at Kurnell is Australia’s largest fuel import terminal. It underpins Caltex’s supply chain, and will ensure reliable fuel supply to New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory for decades to come.
Kurnell Refinery Conversion and Demolition
The Kurnell refinery conversion project included construction works to modify crude oil tanks to store finished fuel products, install new piping and upgrade infrastructure as well as the demolition of redundant refinery infrastructure and removal from site for recycling.
Approval for the Kurnell site conversion was granted by the NSW Department of Planning & Environment. To view the project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE), management plans and conditions of consent click here.
Current Project Status
The construction phase of the Kurnell site conversion has been successfully completed. The Kurnell Terminal commenced operation in October 2014.
Demolition of the refinery is now well progressed. Demolition involves dismantling and removing from site the redundant refinery process units, tanks, pipelines and buildings, along with civil works such as waste concrete crushing and ground levelling. Pipelines from the refinery to the old Continental Carbon site and Tabbigai Gap will also be removed along with sections of pipeline from the Caltex wharf, rights of way and at Silver Beach.
The demolition is progressing to schedule, and is around 52% complete overall. The following table shows the timing and progress for the main demolition activities:
|Process unit demolition
||Q3 2015 - Q4 2016||86%|
|Pipeline removal||Q1 2016 - Q4 2017||25%|
|Tank demolition||Q1 2016 - Q4 2017||13% (7 of 53 tanks)|
|Civil Works and Building||Mid 2016 - Q4 2017
|Concrete crushing||Q4 2016 - Q4 2017
We anticipate completing the demolition in first half 2018.
Kurnell Port & Berthing Facility Upgrade
The Kurnell Port & Berthing Facility Upgrade project includes dredging and upgrades at Caltex's wharf and sub berth.
Approval for the Kurnell Port & Berthing Facility upgrade was granted by the NSW Department of Planning & Environment. To view the project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), management plans and conditions of consent click here.
Current Project Status
This project has been successfully completed. The dredging and upgrades to our wharf and sub berth ensure ships can continue to safely access our facility and also provide increased flexibility to import fuel in a range of ship sizes.
24 Hour Kurnell Community Hotline
Caltex is proud of its long standing relationship with the Kurnell community. The team at Kurnell is committed to communicating with, supporting and being an active member of the local community.
We meet with community members and send out a community update on a regular basis to share information about activities on site. We also encourage community members to contact us through our 24 hour community hotline if they have any questions or concerns.
To read more about our hotline and the calls received in the past year click here.
How to contact us
Phone: Caltex Kurnell's 24 hour community hotline on 1800 802 385
Mail: Terminal Manager, Caltex Kurnell Terminal, 2 Solander St Kurnell NSW 2231