Geothermal Power Plant – TCG
Helping power Djibouti
A customer required a fuel storage solution for a new geothermal power plant, with a total capacity of 50MW.
As with all drilling operations, a significant amount of water was required onsite to provide essential cooling water to huge drilling rig. The drilling rig was situated 4.5km away up rocky terrain with a total elevation of approx. 180m (590 ft).
Western supplied 3x 30TCG (2,980 Litre*) fuel storage The 30TCG is 110% bunded and can fuel up to three pieces of diesel equipment simultaneously.
The customer employed 6x pumps running in three stages. Each stage included 2 diesel driven pumps (1 duty/ 1 standby) connected to the fuel tank for extended operation.
Each tank was fitted with a range of accessories including suction and discharge pressure gauges, work lamps, fuel change over valves, fuel level senders and three-way priming valves for switching between suction lift and flooded suction.
TransCube fuel tanks are an off-the-shelf product and are designed to fuel generator and auxiliary equipment. The 30TCG tanks provided an efficient and cost-effective fuel storage solution, and successfully helped power the project without any difficulties. The customer was highly satisfied, and the project was a total success from start to finish.
*Capacity is the nominal litres for 1x 30TCG fuel storage tank.