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Vopak contracts Fluor

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Fluor Corp. has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by Vopak Terminal Durban (Pty) Ltd to deliver the Vopak Growth 4 Project in Durban, South Africa.

The expansion project is part of Vopak’s programme to facilitate the increased demand for fuel with cleaner specifications in Southern Africa by increasing the capacity of fuel storage at its Durban terminal.

Fluor confirmed that it will source material and equipment that cannot be sourced locally, and employ local contractors and vendors to develop and sustain the local labour market, enterprises and economy.

Al Collins, President of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, said: “This is one of Vopak’s largest storage facility projects in South Africa and the largest storage project undertaken by Fluor in Africa.”

Alejandro Escalona, General Manager of Fluor in Sub-Saharan Africa, said: “We are pleased to assist Vopak with this project where our team will use Fluor’s Zero Base ExecutionSM approach to safely develop fit-for-purpose integrated solutions to optimize the expansion of the facility […] Fluor is successfully using Zero Base Execution all over the world to reduce the cost of facilities while improving schedule certainty by aligning the design and execution principles, project drivers and economic needs before design work begins.”

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