14 dome roofs, 10 IFR’s
BPGIC (Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Company FZC) has been incorporated in 2013 in Fujairah’s Free Zone to develop terminal activities in the Fujairah area. Per early 2017 they are completing the 1 st phase of their terminal construction. This Phase 1 project has consisted of a grass roots terminal realisation next to the VTTI and VHFL terminals.
CTS FE has been awarded the contract for engineering and supply of 14 aluminium dome roofs and 10 aluminium full contact type IFR’s (internal floating roofs). These were installed on the following tank diameters:
- 4 42m diameter tanks
- 6 36m diameter tanks
- 4 23m diameter tanks
All tanks were built 30m high, resulting in more capacity per square meter of land, and mimicking the development in Western European ports where scarce land availability has resulted in tanks being built much higher to allow greater efficiency.
The aluminium dome roofs were supplied with an internal tension ring and sliding supports allowing tank settlement and dome expansion without stressing the upper rings of the tank shell, for uncompromised tank integrity. They were also made suitable to cable suspend the IFR’s, allowing different landing positions to be set without entering the confined space of the tank. As an extra option the cable suspension settings also have a setting to hang the IFR’s near the top of the tank, to allow storing products that would not require an IFR or would be not compatible with the IFR material.
Inside 10 of these tanks the aluminium full contact IFR’s were installed, representing the most effective approach with respect to reducing emissions and minimizing environmental impact. The full contact type IFR’s are equipped with liquid mounted primary shoe plate seals and independent rim mounted secondary wiper seals. This will typically result in emission reductions well beyond 99%, making these kind of tanks also the safest in the industry. Both domes and full contact IFR’s were installed by the contractor under CTS supervision. Final inspections, third party reviews and leak testing all showed great results, resulting in all parties expressing their satisfaction on the project realisation.