- Cylingas’ construction of spherical tanks for Dugas boosts propane storage to 4,200 tonnes
- The project achieved a safety record of 800,000 man-hours without LTI
Cylingas Engineering & Construction, a subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC Group), recently completed a spherical tank project for Dugas in Jebel Ali, boosting storage of pressurised propane to 4,200 tonnes. The added storage capacity makes Dugas the largest propane storage company in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
The spherical tanks were built in line with the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) standards featuring an upgraded technique for field erection and tailor-made jigs and fixtures for the construction of the sphere petals. The project’s scope also included civil foundation and piping, electrical and instrumental work and was completed with a safety record of 800,000 man-hours without LTI.
His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO of ENOC, said: “Our role as a NOC is to evolve and adapt to a culture that promotes leadership, stewardship and innovation. By introducing cleaner and alternative energy sources into the market, we continue to deliver on our mandate to meet the UAE’s energy needs while helping realise the UAE’s ambitious plans to increase clean energy use and enhance energy efficiencies.”
Propane is the most common liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) having replaced many other traditional fuel sources. It is one of the cleanest burning fuels and is commonly used as fuel for engines, residential and central heating. Dugas is a major supplier of propane in both the domestic and international markets.
“Completing this project successfully and safely is a testament of our commitment to establish the most advanced infrastructure to support the industry’s efforts to become more environmentally friendly,” added Al Falasi.
Cylingas provides an array of products and solutions including design, engineering, project management, construction and commissioning of bulk storage terminals including vertical storage tanks (API and other codes), plant piping, structural, mechanical, civil and electrical instrumentation works for process plants, oil & storage terminals at airports and power plants, as well as manufacturing wide range of static equipment that includes pressure vessels, columns, spheres, tanks and skid modules.