Minister Robertson Says Repairs to Petrojam Dock in Progress


Minister of Energy and Mining, Hon. James Robertson, has disclosed that underwater welding equipment to effect repairs to the damaged Petrojam dock in Kingston arrived in the island on Friday (June 5), and is now in use at the Refinery. The Minister also revealed that the completion of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) line to the former Esso Kingston Terminal has been accomplished, three weeks ahead of schedule, and will be commissioned on Tuesday(June 9).
He also stated that 1,000 feet of pipelines are scheduled to arrive in the island today (June 7) at the Norman Manley International Airport at approximately 10 p.m. The pipelines will then be transported to the Petrojam Refinery on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston, where they will be used for the offloading of finished petroleum products. On Monday (June 1), the vessel, M/T Great News, which was transporting crude oil to the Petrojam Refinery in Kingston, collided with the company’s dock, causing enough damage to temporarily put it out of service.

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