Transnet Meets Deadline for Repairs to Tanker Berth Structure
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) says it met the deadline for the completion of repairs to the Port Elizabeth Tanker Berth structure.
In a statement, Port Elizabeth Port Manager Rajesh Dana explained that the repairs entailed “the installation of support structures for the oil companies’ pipelines”.
In addition, he said, it involved “the reinforcement of header beams supporting the cat walk (the cat walk structure connects the berth to the land side connections”.
Dana said the repairs had been completed ahead of scheduled at approximately 2pm on Saturday afternoon, adding that TNPA subsequently conducted its internal inspection, commissioning and certification of the jetty “and declared it safe for operations”.
The jetty was officially handed over to the oils companies at about 2.30pm the same day “for the reinstatement of operations”.
Dana adds that the TNPA team had “worked tirelessly” to ensure the berth was repaired “well ahead of schedule”.
He said that TNPA, together with the oil companies “will continue to ensure that the Port of Port Elizabeth’s Liquid Bulk Terminal remains safe for efficient cargo operations until the commissioning of the tank farm in the Port of Ngqura in 2019”.
At that point the existing tank farm will be decommissioned and the land rehabilitated along with that occupied by the manganese facility.
The Ngqura tank farm will be constructed and operated by Oiltanking, Grindrod, Calulo. - MetroMinutes.
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