'Submarines' through narrow streets

01.07.2014 13:00
​38 metres long and 300 tonnes heavy tanks sloping through the streets of Fredericia.


'Submarines' through narrow streets
 

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 resemble submarines.

From Saturday to Tuesday evening, eight tanks will be transported through the town.


'Submarines' through narrow streets 


Important milestone in an important project
The transport 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."


'Submarines' through narrow streets