On 10 and 11 April, 9 shopfabricated tanks were shipped from Mercon’s yard in Kinderdijk to Odfjell Terminal Rotterdam (OTR). This weekend the tanks were offloaded and installed in a completely renovated tank pit.
The tanks are equipped with cone roofs, have a diameter of 15m, a cylindrical height of 14.6m and weigh 67 tonnes. The design pressure is 20mbar overpressure and the design vacuum -7.5 mbar. The design temperature is +50°C. The tanks will be storing chemicals and mineral oils.
Mercon’s scope consisted of the design, engineering, construction, transport and on site hydro testing of these nine tanks. The tanks have undergone a special surface treatment to enhance safety.