The Project

Adler and Allan won the contract to carry out tank and pipeline cleaning at a power station site in Wexford, Ireland.

The Solution

With proven expertise on similar projects, Adler and Allan quickly worked to establish a safe working environment prior to carrying out the tank cleaning requirements. The existing pipeline was found to contain cold heavy fuel oil, so a trace heating system was installed to allow the residual fuel to be drained. Adler and Allan helped to lower waste disposal costs by using a temporary boiler to heat the waste oil to facilitate transportation off-site. Following this, the tanks were evacuated, cleaned and disposed of as scrap. The tank surrounds were broken out and residual contamination was removed. The team cleaned the pipeline using a remote cleaning system to allow hot cutting into sections or lifting out by crane. The sections were then reused as part of the temporary line. Once the buildings had been demolished and the waste segregated, the concrete was crushed for storage and reuse later in the project. A new temporary pipeline was hydrostatically tested with hot water. The whole project was completed on schedule and on budget.

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The Outcome

The power station site, in Wexford, needed to be cleared of various buildings, above and below tanks and a pipeline. In addition, a temporary pipeline was required to enable the client to continue the off-loading and transfer of fuel to the tank storage area from ships. The project was successfully completed in November 2011.