South Africa: Engineering, Procurement and Construction Fluor to Provide EPC Management for South African Fuel Storage Terminal

Editor: Alexander Stark

Fluor was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract by Vopak Terminal Durban to deliver the Vopak Growth 4 Project in Durban, South Africa.

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(l to r) Paul Cox, managing director Vopak Terminal Durban and Fluor's general manager Sub-Saharan Africa, Alejandro Escalona during the signing ceremony of the engineering, procurement and construction management contract.
(l to r) Paul Cox, managing director Vopak Terminal Durban and Fluor's general manager Sub-Saharan Africa, Alejandro Escalona during the signing ceremony of the engineering, procurement and construction management contract.
(Source: Business Wire)

Irving/USA and Woodmead/South Africa — According to the company, this is one of Vopak’s largest storage facility projects in South Africa and the largest storage project undertaken by Fluor in Africa. The contract value has not been disclosed.

The engineering services provider will use its Zero Base Execution approach to develop fit-for-purpose integrated solutions to optimize the expansion of the facility and to reduce the cost of the facility. This approach is aimed at improving schedule certainty by aligning the design and execution principles, project drivers and economic needs before design work begins.

The expansion project is part of Vopak’s program to facilitate the increased demand for fuel with cleaner specifications in Southern Africa by increasing the capacity of fuel storage at its Durban terminal.

The company also announced that local contractors and vendors would be used to further develop and sustain the local labor market, enterprises and economy.

Fluor previously completed Vopak’s Fuel 2 project at the same location and will similarly execute this project in a safe, socially, economically and environmentally responsible manner to benefit future generations.

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