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Delivery of the last prefabricated storage tank to HES Botlek Tank Terminal

HES Botlek Tank Terminal B.V. and SJR Group are pleased to announce that the last storage tank which is built off-site will be transported to HES Botlek Tank Terminal, a full subsidiary of HES International B.V., on Friday 21 July. This special transport concludes a project in which a total of seven ready-to-install tanks with a volume of 10,000 cubic metres each are transported from the SJR Group’s Rotterdam construction site on the Heijplaat to HES Botlek Tank Terminal (HBTT) over water.

The construction and delivery of these tanks is part of a bigger project, which is set to more than double HBTT’s tank storage capacity from 200,000 to 477,000 cubic metres. The expansion has been partly executed by the delivery of a total of seven off-site constructed storage tanks. Seven of the 15 new tanks will be built by SJR Group on the Heijplaat and then transported one by one to HBTT by the floating sheerleg Matador 3. The tanks will then be installed on the first foundation and taken to their final location by special trailers (SPMTs). The seven tanks are 36 metres high, have a diameter of 19 metres and weigh some 250 tonnes a piece. This expansion is covered by a multi-year contract.

Cooperation with SJR Group went smoothly and fully within the agreed deadline and timeline. This cooperation contributed to HBTT’s philosophy of providing extremely efficient infrastructure to our customers,” says Charles Smissaert, Managing Director of HBTT.

“The decisive factor for BTT to award us this contract was our ability to achieve it completely off-site. We work in a controlled environment in the centre of the Port of Rotterdam, which means that weather conditions do not affect delivery times. Moreover, inconvenience at the terminal will be kept to a minimum since we can complete all our preparatory work outside the client’s premises. Ultimately this leads to significant cost savings and installed tanks of the highest quality,” says Robert Sloot, owner of SJR Group.

The last of these seven storage tanks will be transported on Friday 21 July. A spectacular sight. Those who are interested can watch this extraordinary transport from the waterside.
According to plans, Bonn & Mees’ Matador 3 will depart from SJR’s dock at Gieterijweg 31 at 08.00 CET sailing to HBTT in the Botlek. 

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