Client

Oikos

Sector

Overview

Oikos Storage is located on Canvey Island, to the north side of the River Thames estuary, and is the only independently owned bulk liquid storage terminal able to deliver products safely and securely into two of the United Kingdom’s key pipeline networks.

The facilities' location is at a convenient ingress point into the UK from the Antwerp-Rotterdam-Amsterdam region. This, together with its existing connection to the national pipeline distribution networks, make the facility a vital part of the United Kingdom’s infrastructure for road and aviation fuel distribution.

The project comprised the design and construction of 16 large tanks for the storage of aviation fuel, along with the associated bunding works. The fuel tanks were a of welded construction and varied in size up to 30m diameter by 11m high.

The site location, on the reclaimed estuary adjacent to the River Thames, meant underlying ground conditions down to circa 45m are very poor.To take advantage of previous preloading of the ground, the new tanks were positioned in the same locations as the previous tanks and they were designed as floating stone bases.

There was a mixture of concrete and earth bunds formed around the tanks and all bunded areas were installed with a rawmat impermeable liner to meet current legislation.

The tanks had a bulk liquid capacity of +300,000m³ with individual tank capacities ranging from 500 to 20,000 cubic metres, some which had floating roofs.

As the works progressed our working relationship with the client went from strength to strength, which led to additional works being added to our contract in the form of a further 3 tanks, control building, gatehouse building, above ground pipework, roadworks, drainage and associated slabs and bases for the above ground pipework.

The project comprised the design and construction of 16 large tanks for the storage of aviation fuel, as well as the associated bunding works. The fuel tanks were of welded construction and varied in size up to 30m diameter by 11m high.

 

Our positive relationship with the client led to the award of  an additional 3 tanks, a control building, gatehouse building, above ground pipework, roadworks, drainage and associated slabs and bases for the above ground pipework.

Location

Canvey Island

Value

£18.5m

Completion

2012

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