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Gulf Petrochem names Fujairah terminal head.

Gulf Petrochem Group, a leading player in the regional oil industry, said it has appointed Captain Paul EW Nix as the head of the company's upcoming oil terminal in Fujairah.

The appointment comes in line with its preparations ahead of the opening of the $136 million Fujairah Oil Terminal, which is expected to start operations in October with 1.2 million cu m of storage capacity, said a company statement.

Captain Nix has extensive experience managing various storage terminals in Spain, the Netherlands, Bahrain, South Africa and India in a professional career spanning 36 years and will oversee the rest of construction work and maintenance of the terminal, it stated.

Prior to joining Gulf Petrochem, Captain Nix was responsible for the operational design and organization of a storage facility under construction in Algeciras, Spain.

Commenting on the move, Group CEO Sanjeev Sisaudia said: "Nix's appointment is in line with our commitment to acquire the most competent, widely experienced industry professionals who can help us realize our strategic objectives."

"With his extensive international experience in managing high-stakes storage facilities, Nix provides leadership stability and proven management expertise for our Fujairah terminal," he noted.

"Gulf Petrochem will continue to focus on strengthening our senior management team, which is an integral component of our regional and global expansion plans," he added.

On his new role, Captain Nix said: "The Fujairah terminal is a critically important project that will further advance Gulf Petrochem's growth strategy and reinforce its stronghold in the regional market. It has been eagerly anticipated by various stakeholders in the regional industry and will thus create exciting, long-term growth opportunities for us."- TradeArabia News Service

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Date:Aug 13, 2012
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