LOOP, the developer and operator of the US’ only deepwater oil port, has announced the early commissioning of services on three new above ground crude oil tanks located at its Clovelly Hub in Louisiana. Each tank is capable of accommodating over 355 000 bbls of crude oil for customers at the hub. These tanks utilise the latest technology for environmental and safety compliance. The tanks include electronic level controls, fire detection equipment, advanced security surveillance and around the clock operational monitoring.
When the entire project is completed in April 2017, seven new tanks totalling 2.5 million bbls of capacity will be online. The project, which began in April 2015, has employed hundreds of craftsmen, designers and engineers during a period of constrained employment opportunity in the region. Tom Shaw, LOOP’s President, said: “The attention to detail and quality found in our regional service providers is truly world class.” This exceptional performance allows the equipment to be placed into service almost three months ahead of schedule to meet market demands.
The Deepwater Port Complex was initially developed to facilitate imports of crude oil to the United States, but has grown to be an essential landing point for domestically produced energy.
Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling
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