In order to maintain our leadership position in the industry, Ringardas has taken a step further to construct a new tank at the Port Harcourt terminal towards the end of the year 2020. All necessary approval was secured from the authorities concerned to enable us to increase our capacity by 6000MT.
As a company that does not compromise on its integrity, nor the quality of work carried out at its facility to ensure the safety of lives and properties, Ringardas Nigeria awarded the contract to reputable companies to handle different aspects of the tank construction according to their specialization.
Shams Geotek Nigeria Limited, a Nigerian-based company that specializes in designs, was tasked with the substructural design of the tank having 26 piles of 900mm diameter and 22,000mm height. All 26 piles were successfully driven beneath the soil.
ECCR, (Etudes Calculs Conceptions Realisations) a French Engineering company that is globally recognized in tank construction did the superstructural design and supplied all shell and roof steel materials of the tank, while IPI (Iron Products Industries Limited) commenced the mechanical construction of the tank in December 2021.
With the completion of the tank project in September 2022, RNL storage capacity at our Port Harcourt terminal has increased from 9,000MT to 15,000MT (+66%), while the Company’s global bitumen storage increased from 47,000MT to 53,000MT (+12%).