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OMV Petrom: Investment of 23 mln. euro in the largest crude oil storage tank in Romania

21 May 2024

OMV Petrom put into operation the largest crude oil tank in Romania, on the platform of the Petrobrazi refinery. The tank has been designed and built according to the latest standards in the field, for increased safety in use, the company announced. The tank is double walled and double bottomed, with an aluminum dome cap and an internal floating cap to contain vapor emissions. Its construction lasted about two years, and the investments in the project exceeded 23 million euros.

“The construction of the new crude oil tank represents a major new project successfully completed on the Petrobrazi platform, along with the installation of the new coking chambers and other modernization projects. All these investments strengthen our ability to ensure the smooth operation of the refinery in safe conditions and to ensure the necessary fuel stocks to supply the market in Romania and in the region. The project has an important environmental component by reducing vapor emissions almost to zero”, said Radu Căprău, member of the OMV Petrom directorate, responsible for the Refining and Marketing activity.

The tank has a total capacity of 60,000 cubic meters and can store the raw material for the equivalent of 1.2 million fuel tanks.

The aluminum dome, the largest structure of this type in Romania, is an impressive construction, weighing 53 tons and 15 meters high. Lifting the dome into position was done using, for the first time in Romania, a pneumatic system consisting of 28 lifting devices, operated centrally.


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