Vopak Shanghai awards CB&I contract for refrigerated butane storage tank in China

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, May 20 -- Vopak Shanghai Logistics Co. Ltd., a unit of Rotterdam- based Royal Vopak NV, has awarded a turnkey contract to Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. NV, The Woodlands, Tex., to design and build a refrigerated, liquid butane storage facility at the Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park in Caojing, Shanghai, China.

CB&I will supply a full-containment, double-wall, insulated steel tank to store 50,000 cu m of liquid butane at -4°C. The contract includes tank design, fabrication, procurement, erection, painting, insulation, and commissioning. CB&I also will provide the facility's foundation, civil, structural, piping, mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation works, including an open-loop butane refrigeration system. It is to be completed within 18 months after award.

CB&I said it also is designing and building what it says will be China's largest refrigerated petrochemical storage facility for the Shanghai ethylene cracker complex in the same industrial park.

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