Work in Progress at Aminata Sierra Leone Upcoming State-Of -The -Art Cline Town Storage Terminal In Freetown￼
The Sophisticated Loading Gantry
After recent intensified works, the company is on the verge to complete the installation of its modern loading gantry at the Cline Town Terminal in Freetown. The gantry will feature a Four (4) way loading positions, loading tanker trucks at the same time powers by electric centrifugal pumps with the capacity of pumping 166,000 liter or 44,000 gallons of petroleum products per hour. The gantry expected to load approximately 1,332,320 liters or 352,000 gallons or 1,147 metric tons (minimum) for 8 hrs-working day. This number will double if the when the terminal works double shift. The gantry will also feature online modern sophisticated equipment such as: Electric meters and microlaod, pressure indicator and relief valves, explosion proof devise, and online loading transaction view and printout etc…
The Storage Tanks
The depot currently has two storage tanks, each tank holding capacity is approximate 5 million liters or 4,300 metric tons. The tanks have been revamped and protected by bund walls (spillage containment) holding about 15% of the tank capacity in the event of spillage. The tanks will feature electronic tanks gauging system that will allow reading of the tanks gauge remotely from anywhere. The hydrostatic test is outstanding as we strive to source the city water to supply the tanks.
The Cargo Lines
There will be two cargo lines running straight from the port jetty where the vessels discharge the imported petroleum products to the terminal tanks. One line for in-coming imported cargo and the second for exporting cargo. This implies that the terminal will be able to receive from vessels and deliver to vessels offshore as well – each tank is designed for products in-take and delivery to the gantry and pump backwards with the support of our high-power products pumps.
Due to the heavy down pour of rains in the rainy season, the contractors experienced delay in the civil works on site. Starting October 2022, the engineers will be working day and night to ensure the site is ready for operations by end of December 2022.
Operations Office and Utility Building
The terminal will feature a two-stories building for the terminal operators: terminal manager, guagers, inspectors, health safety officers, dispatchers, stock analysts, record room etc… and utility building for: the products and fire pumps, control room, power generator and panel room etc…
Thanks to the country Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mohammed Turay and Baord Chairman, Mr. Siaka Toure, Aminata Sierra Leone has completed all agreements with the Government of Sierra Leone and Conex Energy (SL) Limited to renovate and exclusively manage and operate Kissy tanks 2 and 8 (Approximately) 5,000 metric tons capacity each for the storage and distribute of its petroleum products – Gasoline and Diesel. The company has procured all materials and equipment needed for the renovation of the tanks and has reached an agreement AEMS SARL, a Guinean Terminal Construction Firm for the rehabilitation of the Kissy Tanks. The rehabilitation works are expected to commence in November 2022 as soon as the materials and equipment are delivered to Freetown.