Visually the tank coatings had deteriorated badly and were in very poor condition. These tanks were constructed in the 1980’s and are not up to today’s standard for bulk storage of chemicals. The QLD team proposed a full tank packaged approach. This included de-commissioning, cleaning, waste handling, inspections, modifications, repairs, coating, and re-commissioning.
The client liked this idea and accepted our proposal to maintain the tank as a one stop shop service. This is the first tank project Contract Resources have explored with this new relationship using all the tank services disciplines.
At the client’s request, the project was split into two stages to meet chemical supply commitments. The first two tanks had to be completed by mid-January and the other three by the first week in March. The challenges were meeting schedules, accommodating the festive season, and managing extremely wet weather and cyclonic conditions.
All disciplines performed well throughout the project using our cross utilisation team. All tanks were cleaned, repaired, modified, fully recoated, and will provide protection from the elements for years to come.
This project was completed in the allocated time frame with no injuries, on budget, and with no environmental impact.
Following the successful conclusion of this project, the client has asked Contract Resources to set up a program for a 6th tank and to carry out other coating activities on the Bayer site.
The full article can be found in Catalyst Magazine 17