EneMed Has-Saptan Project

In November 2014, the Government of Malta announced that the 31st March fuel depot facility in Birzebbuga will be closed down and oil products which are currently stored there will be transferred to other existing facilities owned by Enemed.

The implementation of this major initiative forms part of a programme which aims to regenerate the South of Malta. This includes the closure of the Marsa Power Station, and the closure of Delimara Plant 1 and the dismantling of the chimney. These initiatives represent major milestones for the localities and residents of the southern parts of Malta.

The plans involve the change of use of existing underground storage tanks at Has Saptan.  These tanks were leased to third parties for overseas use on short-term contracts. These tanks will now be refurbished and upgraded with modern safety features and will be used to store Enemed products. The project will utilise existing infrastructure and hence will not create environmental issues.

In February 2015, Enemed filed a planning application for infrastructural works at Ħas-Saptan, which would lead to the closure of the March 31 tank facility at Birżebbuġa.  The Planning Authority approved the application in June 2017.

In October 2017, EneMed signed an agreement with a local consortium, including Polidano Group, in order to undertake the refurbishment and upgrading of the Has-Saptan Fuel Installation. 

Enemed is the company established to manage the former Petroleum Division at Enemalta, which was carved out from Enemalta plc.