The Ethanol Tanks Project in Zimbabwe focused on the addition of 2 x 3,000 m3 Ethanol API 650 Storage Tanks to an existing fuel depot in Harare.
Zimbabwe passed a regulation for mandatory blending of Anhydrous Ethanol with Unleaded Petrol in 2013. The regulations called for a 10% ethanol to 90% petrol blend. The regulation was motivated by the fact that they heavily relied on imported fuel. By blending petrol with locally grown and produced ethanol, Zimbabwe would be promoting the local community, creating employment opportunities and bring development to the country.
The regulation has recently been amended to a standard 20% ethanol and 80% petrol blend, this amendment saved Zimbabwe $63,5 million in foreign currency in the first 9 months of 2017.
The objective of the Ethanol Project is to introduce ethanol storage facilities to one of the Key Fuel Depots in Zimbabwe. The Ethanol Storage makes use of the latest technology and complies with latest Engineering practices and standard.
The project scope includes ethanol road decanting facilities, ethanol storage tanks, main pump station, piping modifications, loading control systems modifications and fire protection systems design and integration
EPCM has been awarded Consulting Engineers for the project and are working with NOIC to achieve the optimal design and operational facility. We also assist in the contractor tendering and evaluation process.
Scope of Work:
- Engineering Management
- Design of all Process, Instrumentation, Electrical, Civil, Mechanical and Fire Protection aspects complete with detailed Deliverables
- Compilation of Construction Tender Documents
- Assistance with Construction Tender Evaluations
- Estimated CAPEX calculations
- Compilation of EPC contractors Scope of Works