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Aruba: San Nicolas Refinery

Valero Marine Terminal is located in the port of San Nicolas at the Southeastern end of the Island of Aruba, Latitude 12º 26’N, Longitude 69º 55’W.

Valero is the only operator of the port.

Pilotage

Pilotage is provided by Valero and it is compulsory for all vessels when entering or leaving the Marine Terminal or mooring therein except for small launches and other crafts regularly plying within Valero marine terminal.

Draft Requirements

Each of the berths within inner harbor, HDS and coke berth is dredged and the pilot will advise the maximum allowable draft. It shall be recognized that loaded ships may be draft restricted at the next scheduled port after Aruba. For safe handling of tankers in all normal weather conditions and at all Valero Terminal berths the following minimum drafts are recommended:


DWT

DRAFT FORWARD

DRAFT AFT

10,000 – 20,000

8 Feet

18 Feet

20,000 – 30,000

10 Feet

20 Feet

30,000 – 40,000

14 Feet

22 Feet

40,000 – 50,000

14 Feet

24 Feet

50,000 – 90,000

16 Feet

26 Feet


Ship’s Dimensions

Finger Pier

Berth Number:

1-S

1-N

3-S

3-N

Max. Length (Feet)

745

740

900

850

Max. Draft (Feet)

38

38

40

40

Max. B.C.M. (Feet)

376

350

450

397

Approx.Max. SDWT (x 1000 MT)

50

50

90

80

Max. Entrance Beam (Feet)

135

 

Outer Harbour

Berth:

Reef Berth 1

Reef Berth 2

Max. Length (Feet)

Unlimited

Unlimited

Max. Draft (Feet)

75

106

Max. B.C.M. (Feet)

210

225

Approx.Max. SDWT (x 1000 MT)

300

Unlimited

Max. Entrance Beam (Feet)

220

440

 

HDS & Petcoke Berths

Berths:

HDS Berth

Coke Berth

Max. Length (Feet)

700

800

Max. Draft (Feet)

31.5

40

Approx.Max. SDWT (x 1000 MT)

50

75


Capacity of Berths to Load / Discharge Products

Inner Harbour

Berths:

1-S

1-N

3-S

3-N

HVY SR, Run

X

X

X

X

LT.ST.Run

X

X

X

X

Kero/Jet A-1

X

 

X

X

Gas Oil / #2 Diesel

X

X

X

X

#6 Fuel Oil

 

X

X

X

Asphalt

 

 

X

X

Bunker Fuel

X

X

X

X

Discharge Cutterstock

 

X

X

X

50 Be’ Caustic

X

 

 

 

Propane / Butane

 

 

X

X

Sulphuric Acid

 

 

X

X

 

Outer Harbour

Berths:

Reef Berth 1

Reef Berth 2

Crude Oil

X

X

VGO

X

 

L.Sulphur Diesel

X