Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has announced that 51 companies and consortia have applied for prequalification to build a strategic products reserves terminal near ‘Amman during 2014-15. More than one-fifth of the applicants are Chinese firms, with local contractors and Indian and European companies comprising the bulk of the remainder (see table).

Announcing the prequalification, the ministry said the terminal will have capacity to store 250,000-300,000 tons of white products (gasoline, kerosene, jet fuel and diesel) and 8,000 tons of LPG. It will be located to the east of the capital and will include road tanker loading and unloading facilities, electricity supply and water handling systems. (CONTINUED - 307 WORDS)