Petrojet’s crude oil storage tank in Ras Badran has officially entered the Guinness World Records ranking.
The Egyptian company reported the floating roof tank was 110 metres in diameter. The tank can store 1.1 million barrels or 175,000 cubic metres.
Noting the achievement, Petrojet said the tank was the first of its kind and was “nothing short of amazing”. The 1,000 tonne double deck floating roof, which is 110 metres in diameter, was lifted using 240 hydraulic jacks.
The tank is 21.83 metres high. The total size is 207,000 cubic metres while the total weight is 3,300 tonnes.
The company synchronised the jacks in order to ensure the smooth raising of the deck.
Petrojet completed the raising of the floating roof tank on June 10, Guiness World Records noted.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum contracted Petrojet to carry out the work. The ministry also celebrated the achievement, describing the construction as unprecedented.
Egypt has taken a number of steps recently to increase its downstream capacity.