Banias Refinery Fuel Storage Tanks & Related Pipeworks


Banias Refinery Company Ministry Of Petroleum And Mineral Resources

Role of BUTEC

Main contractor


April 2003


March 2006

Scope of Work

  • EPC contract for the construction of 10 storage steel tanks, 33,000 m3 each
    • 8 tanks with floating roof for heavy crude oil, light crude oil, naphta and gasoil
    • 2 tanks with fixed roof for fuel oil

Project Description

  • Steel plates conformant to ASTM and API specifications
  • Distribution pipe network – according to ASME & API standards:
    • Supply pipes Ø 24”, underground with cathodic protection
    • Suction line from tanks: Ø 28” above ground
  • Fire fighting network – foam and cooling systems
  • Heating network with steam for coils inside fuel oil tanks. Both fuel oil and tracing lines are insulated
  • Spider network in each crude oil tank
  • Power distribution network for lighting system and supply of motorized valves
  • Lightning and earthing protection system
  • Process instrumentation:
    •  Remote terminal: storage/transmission of data in real time through a bi-directional communication link with the central control
    •  Telemetry network
    •  Software of supervision
  • External site works: roads, dikes, fence, drainage network, exterior lighting etc.