The ribbon was cut on Thursday to mark the opening of a refurbished fuel depot in Lynn following an investment of £1.5 million which looks set to create more jobs in the long term.
North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham and West Norfolk Borough Mayor Elizabeth Watson officially opened the Pace Fuelcare depot in Estuary Road which has been completely modernised after 18 months of planning and development work.
During that time the company, which supplies fuels and lubricants to agricultural, commercial and domestic clients, has replaced old equipment with new and decontaminated the soil in what was a longstanding oil terminal.
The depot will play a pivotal role in the company’s distribution network throughout East Anglia and it has been welcomed by local businesses as a convenient source of supplies.
Simon Willis, general manager for Certas Energy which owns Pace Fuelcare, said: “The new site has state-of-the-art storage facilities which are at the forefront of health and safety standards. This has increased the amount of product we can store and our capability to deliver to our customers as promptly as possible.
“We remain committed to our local area, both as a fuel supplier and a loyal supporter of community groups.”
At present the depot operates with 22 staff, but employee numbers are set to increase in the future once it grows in capacity.
Mr Bellingham described the refurbishment as “a welcome business investment for Lynn and West Norfolk.”
Certas Energy is the UK’s largest independent distributor of fuel and lubricants.