38 metres long and 300 tonnes heavy tanks sloping through the streets of Fredericia.
Every inch of the route has been measured. Traffic lights, signs and street
lights have been dismounted and driving plates have been placed on the road. And
a couple of trees had to be cut down and replaced by new ones when the transport
of the gas tanks to the crude oil terminal in Fredericia is completed. Because
we are talking about gas tanks even though the gigantic containers actually do
From Saturday to Tuesday evening, eight tanks will
be transported through the town.
Important milestone in an important project
and the installation of the tanks mark an important milestone in the expansion
of the crude oil terminal which will receive large volumes of gas and oil from
the Hejre field in a few years.
Jesper Hansen, Construction Manager, who
has followed the transport and installation of the tanks closely, said: "Yes,
it's an important step. The tanks will provide storage capacity for 12,000 cubic
metres liquefied gas, so in part they're important to the project and in part
they're very specific evidence of what this is all about."