In a statement on 6 December 2014 the Transnet Ports Authority (TNPA) announced that repairs to the Tanker Berth structure had been completed. The repairs entailed the installation of support structures for the oil companie’s pipelines and reinforcemnt of header beams supporting a cat walk that connects the berth and land side connections.
Port Manager Rajesh Dana thanked the contractors, Ocean Engineering for high quality workmanship and for completing the repairs ahead of schedule.
The repairs were completed at approximately 14h00 on Saturday 6 December. After an internal inspection, commissioning and certification process on the jetty, TNPA declared it safe for operations and the Jetty officially handed over to the Liquid Bulk Terminal Operators at approximately 14h30 to allow the reinstatement of operations.
“I would like to further express my sincere thanks and gratitude to the TNPA team who worked tirelessly to ensure that the Tanker Berth was repaired well ahead of schedule and the TNPA together with the oil companies will continue to ensure that the Port of Port Elizabeth‘s Liquid Bulk Terminal remains safe for efficient cargo operations until the commissioning of the Tank Farm in the Port of Ngqura in 2019,” concluded Dana.
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