HES Botlek Tank Terminal has announced plans to add six storage tanks for biofuels storage as part of considerable investment in the facility.
HES Botlek has contracted SJR Tank Construction following the company’s successful completion of seven fully-assembled tanks with a joint capacity of 70,000 m3.
The tanks each have a capacity of 3,400 m3 and the first four are currently being built in the conditioned production hall at the RDM site in Rotterdam and will be followed quickly by the final two tanks. The finished tanks will then be transported by water and installed in the foundations at the terminal in Botlek, Rotterdam.
These six tanks increase total storage capacity at the facility to 510,000 m3. As well as the partnership with SJR Tank Construction, civil engineering works were also contracted to De Vries en Verburg Bouw and are already in full flow.
Charles Smissaert, general manager of HES Botlek Tank Terminal, says: ‘The previous contract in 2017 was delivered entirely within budget and according to schedule. This meant that it was a logical step for us to award the contract for our terminal’s new expansion to SJR. The tanks will be used for the storage of biofuels and we are looking forward to the arrival of these tanks in August 2019.’
Robert Sloot, owner of SJR Group, adds: ‘We are able to complete the construction entirely off-site for this expansion as well. This reduces inconvenience at the terminal as far as possible and enables us to construct and deliver high-quality tanks in a safe way.’