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Rubis Cayman Islands Ltd. Closes Shedden Road Gas Station
Property earmarked for redevelopment by new owners, the Flowers Group
Rubis Cayman Islands Ltd. wishes to advise that effective Friday, 6 May 2016, the Shedden Road gas station will be closed permanently to prepare the site for future handover to the new owners of the site, the Flowers Group, who acquired the property in November 2015.
The closure also comes in the wake of the recent discovery and ongoing investigations of hydrocarbon contamination on properties in the surrounding area and of hydrocarbon compounds in the water of the property.
All parties concerned - the Chief Petroleum Inspectorate, the Water Authority and the Department of Environmental Health, the Flowers Group and Rubis, along with local and international experts, are still working diligently to determine the source of the pollution and the appropriate course of action. To assist with these efforts, Rubis has contracted ARCADIS, an internationally recognized firm with substantial experience in the remediation of soil and groundwater. Investigations so far have confirmed the safety and integrity of the facilities at Rubis Shedden Road.
“In the interest of everyone concerned, while current investigations continue, and to facilitate further detailed investigations, Rubis has decided to close the station at this time instead of in June 2016” commented Joel Maes, Managing Director. “We also do not want to speculate on the outcome of these further investigations.”
He further added “In keeping with our commitment to the Cayman community, we have extended opening hours of the Seven Mile Rubis station to 24 hours. Further, we are moving ahead with long-standing plans to develop other service stations across the Island”.
For further information please contact:
Joel Maes, Managing Director
Rubis Cayman Islands Ltd.