In order to provide safety and security to deliver its product, Petronas has introduced two units of B-Double tankers.Read the full news from Petronas News & Events below.
PETRONAS INTRODUCES B-DOUBLE PRODUCT TANKER.
KUALA LUMPUR, 5 October 2009 – PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) has included two units of B-Double tankers into its fleet of product movers, making it the first company in Malaysia to have high capacity tankers equipped with technologically advanced safety and security features to deliver its product to its customers.
Each of the tankers consists of a prime mover hauling two trailers, one behind each other, with a total length of 18 metres and a gross train weight (GTW) of 61,000kg. Able to carry a maximum load of 54,600 litres, it is designed and manufactured according to the stringent international UN/ADR standards for road transportation of hazardous goods.
The PETRONAS B-Double tanker also offers easy manoeuvrability and flexible structure. It is designed with various safety features including electronic braking system and roll stability support system.
The inclusion of the B-Double tanker into PDB’s fleet of product movers is also part of its efforts supporting the Ministry of Transport’s aspiration for safer Malaysian roads. This includes reducing the number of smaller capacity tankers plying between destinations.
The high-performance prime mover is fully assembled in Scania (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd’s assembly plant in Port Klang and is complemented with lightweight aluminium trailers designed and manufactured by Focal Manufacturing Sdn Bhd.
The tanker was unveiled today by PDB’s Senior General Manager of Supply and Distribution Division, Mohamad Yazid Mansor together with Acting Technical Director from Road Transport Department, Ir Mohamed Dalib.
Also present were representatives from Scania (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Focal Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, and the operator of the vehicles, Shaziman Transport Sdn Bhd Initially, the two units of the tankers will deliver A1 jet fuel to customers in Peninsular Malaysia.
Currently, apart from the two high-performance tankers, PDB has a total of 650 road tankers in its distribution system throughout Malaysia.