Progressive Technical Services Ltd

Tank cleaning in Abu Dhabi case study


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In 2008 we signed an agreement with an Abu Dhabi based industrial and utilities contractor. They wanted to increase their portfolio by offering tank cleaning services. Over a period of four months we trained a number of their operators and sourced new equipment to enable them to approach new clients. In 2009 we were awarded a contract to clean two crude oil tanks. Utilizing local labour, the new equipment and supported by our management team we furnished the client with the required paperwork and training certificates before establishing the working site. Equipped with new hydraulic dozers, power packs, high pressure water jetting machines and breathing apparatus, ten operators spent three weeks de-sludging the tank and followed it up with a full internal clean of the shell plate, floor, floating roof and pipework. The tank was then certified gas free and the inspection team moved in to complete their phase of the work, all the time supported by our operators providing confined space rescue support and equipment.

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