Work is powering ahead on the Territory's largest fuel storage project
Construction on all 11 tanks has commenced at the Crowley Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, with the final ringbeam being poured last month.
The most advanced tank now has four levels of steel strakes in place with all other tanks at various stages of development.
The facility will be the largest of its kind in the Territory, and it is being built at Land Development Corporation’s future Bulk Liquids Area, at East Arm.
Saunders International is carrying out engineering, procurement and construction management services to Crowley, as well as serving as the constructor for tank works. Tetra Tech Proteus is the engineer of record and is providing design services.
The $270 million project will play a pivotal role in servicing US defence operations in the region.
The project has created around 200 jobs in its construction phase, and will support up to an additional 10 employees once operational. Crowley recently entered into a MoU with Larrakia Development Corporation to collaboratively develop job training programs that will lead to full-time employment in the new facility for Larrakia.
Once finished, the facility will hold up to 300 million litres of military specification fuel for use by US Defence.
Construction is anticipated to be completed in September 2023, with the facility to be operational shortly thereafter.