A large fuel distributor approached us after winning a contract to supply diesel to a remote South Island gold mine. They needed ample on-site storage, flexible power supply, and to ensure all environmental considerations were duly met.
To meet their challenges we developed a customised designed system utilising two 60,000L Logitanks. Based on a 40’ shipping container footprint, these tanks can be economically transported, provide generous storage and can be safely locked up to prevent theft.
With a lack of power at the gold mine site, our electrical team were called in to design, supply and install a system that could run off either mains power or a battery powered invertor. We added an interactive inverter to monitor incoming power and instantaneously switch sources in the event of a failure. Each tank was configured to operate either independently or daisy chained together.
To fast fill large machinery, the tanks were equipped with three Banlaw nozzles – each supplying up to 800 litres per minute. A fourth nozzle was set up to fill smaller units and vehicles.
We also installed automatic tank gauging. This relays information via a cellular network to a website for off-site fuel level monitoring, allowing stakeholders to manage operations and provide efficient logistics support as needs change.
This bespoke solution has ticked all the boxes for both fuel supplier and the site operator, enabling the mine to be fully fuelled despite its remote locale.
Build: three weeks
Site installation: two days
Design, mechanical, electrical, field staff and project management