|Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory
The Melville Island Bulk Fuel Facility is located in the Eastern Timor Sea, off the coast of the Northern Territory and is part of the Tiwi Islands. The location for the new marine facility is at the northern end of the Apsley Strait and the end of the Arrimu Creek. The Port currently is predominantly used for forestry and agriculture.
The Head client, Ezion Holdings Ltd provides offshore marine logistics and support services to the offshore oil and gas industries. This expansion is to meet the fuel storage and distribution requirements of the oil and gas multinationals that are operating in the Northern Territory of Australia and the Timor Sea.
Working with AGC Industries, DBM Vircon’s scope included the structural design and detailing services of three identical 100ML bulk storage tanks, 30m in diameter and 15.2m high with a central column support. The battery limits were the underside of the tank to the nozzle flanges and appendages.
Our team also designed and detailed the transport cradles required to enable the rolled plates for the Melville Tank Walls to be transported from Perth, Western Australia to Site.