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SJR Tank Construction awarded HBTT biofuels storage tank contract

In the Netherlands, HES Botlek Tank Terminal (HBTT), a subsidiary of HES International B.V has announced that it has contracted SJR Tank Construction to construct six high-quality tanks for biofuel storage at the RDM site in the Port of Rotterdam.

HES Botlek Tank Terminal (HBTT), a subsidiary of HES International has contracted SJR Tank Construction to construct six high-quality tanks for biofuel storage at the RDM site in the Port of Rotterdam (photo courtesy HES International).

According to a statement, the order follows a successful partnership in 2017, in which seven fully-assembled tanks with a combined capacity of 70 000 m3 was delivered. The new contract is for another six storage tanks each with a capacity of 3 400 m3,

The construction of these six tanks forms part of a considerable investment in HBTT’s tank storage. The capacity was doubled to 490 000 m3 in 2017. The delivery of these six tanks increases the total storage capacity to 510 000 m3.

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. We are looking forward to the arrival of these tanks in August 2019, which will increase our storage capacity to 510 000 m3, said Charles Smissaert, General Manager of HBTT.

The first four tanks with a diameter of 12 metres and 30 metres in height, are currently being constructed in the conditioned production hall at the RDM site in Rotterdam and will be followed quickly by the final two tanks. The completely finished tanks will then be transported by water and installed on the foundations at HBTT in Botlek.

Following the successful partnership in 2017, we have again gained the confidence of HBTT for this project. 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, said Robert Sloot, owner of SJR Group.

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. HBTT is one of the most modern and certified tank terminals in the world and is the first terminal in the Netherlands to hold the ISO 28001 certificate.

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