Oiltanking Antwerp Gas Terminal NV (OTAGT) has successfully commissioned a fully refrigerated, double containment tank of 135,000 cbm – which doubles its storage capacity.

The tank is designed to store butane on behalf of INEOS and marks a first step in the terminal’s expansion plans. A second fully refrigerated tank with similar storage dimensions is currently under construction at OTAGT.

With a diameter of 87 metres and a height of 59 metres, the tank structure contains approximately 43,600 cbm of concrete – delivered by 5,400 trucks – and 9,750 tons of steel.

After 950,000 contractor working hours, 3,600 toolbox meetings and over 2,600 safety walks, the tank was ready to put into service.

Douglas van der Wiel, Senior Vice President EMEA, said: “By completing this project, Oiltanking reiterates its capability as a world class service provider for gas logistics. The Oiltanking brand represents quality backed by highly experienced and skilled people, working together as a team.

“This project had its challenges along the way, but the project team managed to progress the construction in accordance with all applicable standards and more importantly in a safe way. We would obviously like to thank INEOS for its continued trust in our company as well as our employees, our main contractor TGE, and all other stakeholders involved for the hard work put in enabling us to reach this milestone.”

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2nd October 2020