Whiffen Head, Placentia Bay is home to the Newfoundland Transshipment Limited (NTL) crude oil transhipment facility. Shuttle tankers, specially designed to load oil from GBS and FPSO storage facilities, bring oil from the Hibernia, Terra Nova and White Rose offshore oil fields here or to a transhipment facility abroad to offload.
Commercial tankers then pick up the oil and ship it to various destinations around the world. All tankers are escorted in and out of Placentia Bay and docked using state-of-the-art tug boats which also provide firefighting support.
Three million barrels of oil can be stored at NLT in Whiffen Head.