Rotork’s “experience in the field” secures Scandinavian tank farm contract
The Vopak ‘Skarvik 1’ project at Skarvikshamnen in the City of Gothenburg is the largest petroleum tank storage project in Scandinavia for twenty-five years and will be the first fully automated installation of its kind in Sweden. Ten new tanks are being constructed and a new PLC-controlled SCADA system installed to enable Class 1 hazardous products including petroleum to be pumped to and from any location on the site.
Rotork has supplied over eighty ATEX approved IQPro intelligent electric actuators with factory-fitted Profibus cards for flow control duties throughout the site, operating gate valves on the tanks and on a new main manifold and pipe rack that will distribute the products around the plant.
Vopak’s Project Manager Per Follin explains: “We selected Rotork as our actuator supplier following an evaluation of our installed base across other Vopak sites worldwide. Rotork has a vast experience in this field and the reliability, functionality, diagnostic abilities and ease of maintenance of its products were all factors contributing to our decision.”
The main contractor for the Vopak ‘Skarvik 1’ project is the Swedish construction group NCC. Valve and pipework installation is being performed by the specialist contracting company NVS, who ordered the actuators from Rotork’s Swedish agent Alnab Armatur AB. Alnab is providing local support for installation, commissioning and after-sales service.