DIO announces Murphy will reconstruct Gosport oil fuel depot

DIO has contracted Murphy to demolish the existing tanks and bund structures and construct new fuel storage tanks. The team on site will also be responsible for everything from providing a new site control building to site wide mechanical and electronical upgrades. 

John Murphy, Murphy’s CEO, said: “We’re excited to be working with both the DIO and Oil and Pipelines Agency on this extremely important project. We’ve recently increased the capacity and expertise in our in-house engineering which has helped us create better engineered solutions that will be key to this work. This project was a key target in our ten-year growth plan and we feel very passionately about our ability to deliver it.” 

The project has been leading the way with the new ways of working within the project delivery space which has been further enhanced by the implementation of a fully Integrated Project Team, with the site operator, the Oil and Pipelines Agency (OPA), undertaking the technical role. 

Murphy’s self-delivery model will be key for this project with over 60% of the work carried out directly. The in-house process engineering team will support the FEED designer and welding specialists will be on hand to assist with manufacturing at Murphy’s workshop in Leeds. 

Murphy has an established legacy of delivering high quality fuel pipeline projects across the UK and internationally and will be looking to build a strong relationship with the DIO and the OPA in this new working partnership. 

Murphy will begin work on site in spring 2018. The project is set to complete in 2021. 

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