3 Free-span aluminium domes
In the third quarter of 2016 CTS was awarded an order for the supply and installation of 3 free-span aluminium domes for the Zenith Energy Terminal in Amsterdam (formerly BP Amsterdam). Zenith Energy has taken over this terminal per early 2016, and is in the process of getting all tanks renovated, to ensure they will meet the highest possible safety and environmental standards.
CTS was selected to support this process, supplying and installing aluminium domes for the following tanks:
- 2107, diameter 70m
- 2109, diameter 70m
- 2110, diameter 60.6m
These domes were designed for storage of Diesel fuel, and there will be no floating roof in these tanks. That could result in product condensation on the dome, and this condensation could leak out from the tank if this design aspects is not properly addressed in the design of the dome. CTS has developed a peripheral condensate seal that is to date the best in the market, and ensures no product will leak out from the dome structure.
The domes were manufactured parallel with the process of obtaining the building permit, where CTS commits itself to absorb the costs for any changes being required. Obtaining a building permit can be complicated given the many different design, safety, maintenance and emission standards being reviewed, such as API 650, API 653, EN 1991, EN 1999, EN 14015, EEMUA 159, ATEX, API 2000, NFPA 11 and many others. However as CTS has realised a very significant number of projects in both Europe and in particular in The Netherlands we often start manufacturing before having obtained a building permit, as we are extremely confident we will obtain a building permit based on our extensive engineering reviews submitted.
Dome construction started per the end of November 2016, and though the winter weather did none of the parties involved any favours we were able to complete all domes within the expected timeline, without any incidents let alone lost time incidents. The Zenith Energy tanks are ready for reliable service for decades to come!
- Zenith Energy