US based Merletti Partners International has formed a strategic alliance with Hong Kong firm Rose Rock Infrastructure for the construction of a $256m petrochemical terminal in China.

Rose Rock, through its joint venture with Hongfa Investment Group, will construct and manage a new petrochemical import terminal in Tianjin, China.

Once the terminal becomes operational, Merletti will handle all project-related security and will manage ongoing security needs.

The project in Tianjin is expected to take two years to complete and will consist of two 10,000 ton chemical berths.

The terminal will mainly be used for fuel oil, marine oil, gasoline, diesel, and benzene.