Cabinet approves $43.5 Million for Repair of Storage Tank at Petrojam


Repairs to the number 12 petroleum storage tank at the Petrojam Refinery is expected to commence shortly, following Cabinet’s approval of a $43.5 million contract to Quality Plus Contracting Company Limited.

Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, made the disclosure on July 18 Jamaica House press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister.

She informed that the proposed contract figure includes a sum of $5 million for contingencies, adding that the tank will be commissioned within 100 days of the contractors taking possession of the construction site.

The scope of works include the replacement of the tank roof, floor, top shelf course and top angle; non-destructive examination of the tank; and the sand blasting, priming and painting of the tank.

Cabinet also approved the award of a contract valued at US$1.6 million for the supply of specialised chemical treatment and related services at Petrojam.

The supplier will undertake chemical treatment of the refinery’s cooling water circuit, reverse osmosis unit, steam boilers and the overhead of the crude distillation unit. The contract covers a 36-month period.

                                                                       

By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter

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