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Gpi Tanks XL receives substantial order for Maastank terminal
To expand storage capacity at Botlek, Gpi has received an order from Maastank for nine stainless steel storage tanks with a total capacity of 16,700m3. Production will be carried out in Westdorpe and it is expected that the tanks will be transported to the Maastank terminal in the second quarter of 2021.
The order comprises nine stainless steel tanks for the storage of various oils. Each tank is 27.5 metres in height with capacities ranging from 1620m3 to 2150m3. The tanks will be manufactured from a combination of SAE 316L grade stainless steel and duplex 2205. Once production has been completed, the tanks can be transported by water to their final destination at Welplaatkade in Botlek, Rotterdam. The tanks will be constructed in compliance with NEN-EN 14015 guidelines.
The Maastank terminal is a subsidiary of the Dekker Group. Dekker is expanding storage capacity for Maastank at Botlek. The company recently took out a 25-year extension on its leasehold contracts for Maastank at Welplaatkade in Botlek and has also acquired adjacent land. In the long term, the company aims to double tank capacity in the Port of Rotterdam to 140,000m3 for the storage and transshipment of vegetable oils, fats, specialities, oleochemicals and biofuels.
Dekker is a 120-year-old family-run business with locations in Ouderkerk a/d IJssel and Rotterdam (in the Netherlands), Dendermonde (in Belgium) and Poznan (in Poland). Dekker’s core activities are: the storage of liquid edible oils, fats and biofuels in stainless steel tanks; the storage of these products in solid and liquid form in storage depots; the melting of cocoa mass; the processing of these products; the cleaning of tank trailers, bulk trucks and ISO containers, as well as the transport of these products by road. Dekker has over 100,000m3 of storage capacity in stainless steel tanks, 30,000m2 of storage capacity in warehouses and 100 road tankers. Dekker provides a wide range of logistics services. Over the past few years, the company has positioned itself in the market predominantly as a Single Service Provider. Dekker has a workforce of around 260 FTEs and a turnover of approx. €54m.
Over the last 25 years, Gpi has expanded to become an established name in the Dutch engineering industry and singles itself out through constant innovation in technology, process and collaboration. The Gpi Group is comprised of three tank construction businesses – Gpi Tanks Netherlands, Gpi Tanks Poland and Gpi Tanks XL – in addition to Gpi de Gouwe for process equipment and BMN (Beitserij Midden Nederland), the latter two which form part of the parent company. Gpi Tanks has customers in a diversity of markets worldwide, including the food-processing, chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. In total, the Gpi Group has a workforce of around 200 employees.
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