On Monday, January 24, the Mayor of Larnaca, Andreas Vyras, said that all oil tanks on the Larnaca seashore will be demolished by the spring of this year.
According to the mayor, work is currently underway to dismantle Exxon Mobil liquid fuel tanks. By the way, this is the last company whose tanks still "decorate" the coastal strip of the city.
It is worth noting that the work on dismantling oil tanks has been repeatedly postponed. But after Petrolina Bayfront Ltd (PHL) managed to buy three plots of land from Exxon Mobil Cyprus Limited at the end of 2021, there was a positive trend in this issue.
Vyras noted that Petrolina Bayfront Ltd has been actively demolishing Exxon Mobil tanks for the second week. At the same time, the dismantling of oil tanks of other companies has long been completed.
Andreas Vyras stressed that the demolition of Exxon Mobil facilities, according to preliminary estimates, will take about two months. Thus, by spring, if there are no force majeure situations, the coastal strip of the Larnaca-Dhekelia road will be completely cleared of oil tanks.
The mayor of the city also said that in the coming days it is planned to visit the delegation of the municipality to the place where the tanks are being dismantled. Petrolina employees are expected to provide detailed information on the schedule and progress of work.
As for gas installations, their operation should be completed by March 2023, after which the demolition of tanks will begin.
As you may know, after the transfer of oil storage facilities in the suburbs of Larnaca, about 3 km of coastline will be released.
Part of the new multimillion-dollar project includes the creation of a promenade along the Larnaca-Dhekelia road, a linear park covering the coastal strip, a multifunctional ecological axis on Psiloritis Street.
In addition, the municipality plans to put in order the artificial channels flowing from Livadia and the Archangelos Kamitsis River, which is located near Jumbo. They want to create a garden city "Arkolivada" on the vacated land, as well as to build up the territory with residential and tourist neighborhoods.
Detailed information about all projects in Larnaca can be obtained from the specialists of the DOM real estate agency by phone +357 24030062, or at a personal meeting at the address: Gregoriou Afxentiou 7, Larnaca, 6023, Cyprus.