PDE were commissioned to develop the existing Inver Energy Terminal in Cardiff, Wales. The company’s expansion and diversification strategy involved transforming the facility from a heavy fuel oil terminal to a modernised multi-product facility, incorporating the latest automation systems.
This project involved the introduction of Class l Petrol into the company’s existing 74,000m3 terminal. Detailed design had to factor rail and sea import and road loading vehicles.
The import of petrol was by sea and railcar and the export was to bottom road loading gantries. A Vapour Recovery Unit was installed for loading and tank filling operation to minimize vapours on site. Full fire-fighting systems and ethanol blending facilities were also installed at the terminal.
Due to the location of the terminal in the Port and the proximity of neighbouring companies, the consultation zones needed to be reduced for Class l products. This was achieved by designing and constructing a double-skinned (cup) tank for petrol storage.
PDE undertook full EPCM responsibility for the project, including:
Conceptual design, COMAH Safety Report preparation, budget preparation, planning application, detailed design and project management.