TIW was subcontracted to engineer, supply, fabricate and field erect five (5), 272-ft diameter, 500,000 barrel oil storage tanks. This expansion and similar projects are planned between six to eight months in advance to ensure all details are carefully organized and professionally managed. Working at a record-setting pace, we completed the project within 10 months, from the day we received the first foundation in February to the day we hydrotested the last tank in December. To meet the aggressive timeline, we ran two shifts of workers starting in July.
TIW served as the primary tank contractor on this 19-tank, $600 million project that expanded our client’s Contract Storage facility in order to meet customer demand, allowing it to hold 12.5 MMbl, which equates to five full days of Canada’s total crude oil production. Each tank stood between three and four storeys high, with 250 feet across-range in capacity (250,000 to 530,000 barrels, or bbl, apiece). Eighteen vessels were used for crude storage, while one was used for diluent. We supplied steel in rolled sections that were assembled in the field, with construction taking place on six tanks at a time.