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Geldof builds 57 tanks for ADPO

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

ADPO has awarded a contract to Engicon NV (Geldof) for the design, placement and construction of 57 storage tanks, 34 of which are to be made with ordinary steel and 23 in stainless steel. The tanks will be used for three tank farms in the new ADPO LLH (Liefkenshoek Logistics Hub) Terminal, which ADPO is building in Antwerp.

ADPO was looking for a supplier that could deliver and install completely finished tanks onsite, with a height of up to 12 m. The 57 tanks weigh between 9 – 47 t and have a capacity of between 150 m3 and 1500 m3.

Kevin Mortier, Project Manager at Geldof, commented: “Our shop built approach is a perfect match for these expectations. It means we keep our activities at the new greenfield site to a minimum so that the customer can focus on acitivities such as civil works, piping and utilities.

“The tanks will be equipped with stairs, platforms, fire extinguishing water pipes, etc. to make rapid assembly possible. This saves a lot of time compared to construction onsite and the customer can start using the tank farm almost immediately”.

The installation of the first tanks is planned for end of July and the final tanks will be installed in October. Mortier said: “For the construction of these tanks we are setting up project-specific production lines. In addition, a number of components and semi-finished products are being made simultaneously and assembled into a whole. This allows us to deliver high-quality and fully finished tanks within the short lead time specified.”

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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