Burgan Pape Terminal: Civil & building works phases 1 & 2, port of Cape Town

Burgan Pape Terminal: Civil & building works phases 1 & 2, port of Cape Town

Burgan Cape Terminals (Pty) Ltd (BCT), an independent fuel storage company comprising VTTI B.V., JICARO and Thebe Investment Corporation, obtained a 20-year lease with Transnet Port of Cape Town for a 37,273 m2 site on the port’s eastern mole for the construction of the Burgan Cape Fuel Terminal comprising 12 tanks with 122,000 m3 fuel storage capacity.

Client: Chemie Tech SA (for Burgan Cape Terminals Ltd)
Contract value: R58,000,000
Duration: 8 months
Completed: 2017
Engineer: Chemie Tech SA

Overview of the Project

Burgan Cape Terminals (Pty) Ltd (BCT), an independent fuel storage company comprising VTTI B.V., JICARO and Thebe Investment Corporation, obtained a 20-year lease with Transnet Port of Cape Town for a 37,273 m2 site on the port’s eastern mole for the construction of the Burgan Cape Fuel Terminal comprising 12 tanks with 122,000 m3 fuel storage capacity.

BCT appointed Chemie-Tech SA (Pty) Ltd, a Dubai-based company specialising in the construction of storage facilities, as main contractor, who engaged Civils 2000  to undertake the bulk of the civil and building works.

Scope of Work

Civils 2000 were responsible for the Phase 1 earthworks and construction the raised tank foundations involving sand & stone cores with a membrane and sand screen and anti-corrosive bitumen-sand mix.  The tank foundations also included HDPE leak detection pipes and surrounded by aggregate gravel paving.

Phase 2 included the installation of pipelines, extension of the internal roads and hard standings and building works including the office block, facilities building & a security building. Ancillary works included security fencing, access gate and installation of bollards.

The quality management requirements were strict and our team worked closely with the Chemie Tech engineers to ensure no interruptions to the project schedule.

Working with Chemie Tech SA was a valuable experience and the processes and project management environment was one that exposed the Civils 2000 team a precision required on projects in the Oil & Gas sector.

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