Originating as an Esso built terminal for oil and gasoline storage in 1964, Kelvin Terminals has evolved into the largest latex-dedicated storage facility in Europe. When fully operational, the latex terminal will accommodate approximately 20 trucks per day as the its capacity reaches 6,500 mT and 1,700 mT of natural and synthetic latex respectively. This expansion has enabled the team to offer a wider range of capabilities that will support both our general commodity latex business and our diversification into the niche and premium grades that customers increasingly request.
The new investment represents Corrie MacColl’s commitment to the future of our European latex business and pledge to offer customers a best-in-class support facility. Director, Pascal de Maat summarised the expansion as ‘an experience we will never forget’ and that the next chapter for Kelvin Terminals might involve building terminal number 3.
Furthermore, having recently installed 126 solar panels on the roof of the new tank hall, with a predicted output capacity of 51,000 kWh per annum, the terminal will be capable of producing close to 100% of the electrical energy required to power all site operations. This supplements the newly installed air-source heat pumps that cut the site’s dependence on diesel.