FFS Refiners

Tel: 031-4651466
Fax: 031-4651473
Contact Person: Jackson Govender
Mobile: 0826540920
Email: jackson@tkwd.ffs.co.za
Web site: www.ffs-refiners.com

Physical Address: 130 Teakwood Road Jacobs 4052

Postal Address: PO BOX 25102 Sea View 4072

Location: Durban KZN

Marine services
Disposal of Ship Slops & de-bunker of off-spec Bunker Fuel


The FFS Durban plant has comprehensive processing facilities and is able to accept virtually any oil-based feedstock for the manufacture of fuel products. These oils can be refinery by-products and side streams, ship slops and industrial used oils. The plant has a range of centrifuges such as decanters, vertical spindle machines and super-centrifuges. Water removal is achieved using thermal evaporation, with the first-stage forced feed evaporator removing the bulk of the water and vacuum drying removing the final traces and correcting the flash point. The plant also uses sophisticated filtration techniques to produce very high quality fuels. Blending with synthetic oils produce environmentally acceptable low sulphur fuel oils for environmentally and sulphur sensitive areas.


The Durban plant's primary feedstocks are:
Synthetic oils, which are by-products from the Sasol Synthetic Fuels plant. These products are characterised by having high pour points and almost no sulphur content and are thus environmentally friendly fuel oils.
Heavy fuel oils, derived from marine slops and industrial wastes.

The contaminants are typically water, salt, catalysts, and miscellaneous sludge.
Refinery by-products of crude oil refining.
General industrial oils, such as tank cleanings, interceptor skimmings, and drum washing residuals.
Used lubricating oils.
Tailings from oil blending plants.
Conventional Heavy Fuel Oil is used as a blend stock.
Ship slops collected under the Marpol agreement from Durban and Richards Bay harbours.


The Durban plant produces and supplies FO150, LSO, R50:50D, FO15, FO18, MO15 and R20:20.


The aqueous effluent is processed through a comprehensive water effluent plant, which includes a dissolved air flotation oil separator as a final stage. It is connected to the Durban Municipal sewer system. Oily water effluents are accepted for processing at a competitive rate and generators of such waste are encouraged by the Municipal Authorities to use this disposal route in preference to any other. We are one of the very few institutions approved to issue safe disposal certificates.


The Durban plant has a well-equipped laboratory with sophisticated equipment including an inductively coupled spectrometer, potentiometric titraters and a full range of the usual fuel analysing equipment. Much of the company's R & D work is done in this laboratory.


This plant has SABS ISO 14001 accreditation for its environmental management system.