The refinery at Shell Haven closed in December 1999, but the site has continued to supply Aviation fuel since then, using parts of the old refinery infrastructure. Today, Shell Haven supplies aviation fuel by pipe and road to the UK's South eastern Airports - and London Gateway Ports Ltd (LGPL) are developing the old Shell Haven refinery site as a port and logistic park.
The new jetty is the first Shell construction project on site since 1992. The construction team included Shell ( P&T and local staff ), LGPL and Foster Wheeler.
On 9th August 2011, the first vessel used the jetty to discharge 61,700 tonnes of JetA1 from the middle East.
"This is a huge achievement for the team, and a very positive step forwards for the future of the Shell Haven site," said Michael Luckin, Site Manager, Shell Haven Oils Site.