Oryx Gas Tanzania has been promoting the use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in sub-Saharan Africa for more than 20 years as a cleaner, healthier and more environmentally-friendly alternative to firewood and charcoal.
The company’s accelerated investments in recent years aligned with the increased awareness and willingness of governments to take action in the fight against deforestation and to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. With more than million cylinders already in circulation, Oryx Gas needed to expand its operation in Dar es Salaam by constructing more storage capacity for LPG gas at the Kurasini filling plant.
The expansion was aimed at allowing the company to be less dependent on tank ship delivery schedules and would ensure that supply of gas to its clients in the country could be achieved without interruptions, while other critical storage vessels were taken out of service for inspection.
Zutari was commissioned to conduct a feasibility study involving the completion of drawings and structural calculations to support Oryx’s application for a building permit to expand the LPG gas storage capacity.
Ultimately, Zutari carried out a full design of the expansion consisting of 3 x 315 m³ mounded bullets, as well as provided specifications for the construction of the plant. The design consisted of the civil and structural, mechanical, process and electrical control. Mounded vessels were selected because of the reduced separation distances associated with this type of vessel, compared to traditional above ground vessels, maximising the additional storage volume for the site.
The company’s accelerated investments in recent years aligned with the increased awareness and willingness of governments to take action in the fight against deforestation and to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
*The Aurecon Africa business has been officially renamed Zutari as at 21 July 2020. Zutari acquired Aurecon Middle East on 20 November 2020.