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JOHOR BARU: Puma Energy, a global integrated midstream and downstream energy company, will widen its supply options of bitumen in serving the Asian market with the opening of its Langsat Bitumen Terminal today.

Puma Energy Global supply manager & head of bitumen Jonathan Ellisor said the new facility would also ensure security of bitumen supply across the region for many years to come.

"Puma Energy's investment in Malaysia is a significant step forward as we build our global bitumen capability," he said at the opening of the terminal in Tanjung Langsat here today.

Johor Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumerism Chairman Datuk Tee Siew Kiong officiated the event.

The bitumen terminal, which is strategically located within the Tanjung Langsat Industrial Complex, comprise bitumen processing, blending and distribution facilities with a capacity of 74,000 metric tonnes.

The capacity is akin to enough bitumen that can fill almost 30 Olympic-size swimming pools, making it the largest privately-owned bitumen terminal in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

The storage facilities can house multiple grades of bitumen in bulk with the capability to develop and upgrade derivative bitumen products using the state-of-the-art blowing and blending facilities.

The Langsat port jetty is able to handle vessels from 1,000 to 45,000 DWT and pumping facilities that can load vessels at 800 metric tonnes per hour.

Puma Energy operates a bitumen distribution network including a dedicated fleet of bitumen vessels and terminals across Africa, Asia Pacific and Central America.

The company operates in 45 countries.-- Bernama

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