Bantrel was awarded this EPCM project in a single project alliance. The project was constructed at Whiffen Head, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, approximately 150 km from St. John’s. This was a grassroots facility situated on rock cliffs with no existing infrastructure. The facility comprised complete terminal facilities and a marine loading/offloading jetty. The terminal is designed to handle the storage and transshipment of crude oil from the Hibernia and Terra Nova fields. The facility was constructed with three 500,000 barrel capacity storage tanks, and an allowance for three future tanks. Loading and offloading rates, through 42” lines, are to a maximum of 80,000 barrels per hour.
The jetty is equipped with two berths to load/offload tankers to provision tankers, to provide fire fighting facilities, emergency shutdown, and to handle oily and sanitary wastes.
The majority of operational equipment is located onshore. The onshore facilities include crude tanks, metering, tanks for diesel, bunker, fuel oil and heating medium storage, as well as circulation pumps, tank transfer equipment and heating oil systems. Utility systems associated with routine operations are included in this area. The facility, while simple from a process nature, is highly monitored and automated to minimize operation personnel and improve operability and safety.