Concrete Crude oil Tanks of Omidieh are the first concrete storage tank for light and heavy crude oil which is designed and constructed in Iran. This project was awarded to Boland Payeh Co. as a Design, Procurement and Construction (EPC) project and consists of four concrete tanks with capacities of 500,000 and 1,000,000 barrels and their appurtenant structures such as pump stations.
Considering that this project was the first project of its type done by an Iranian company and to take advantage of existing expertise and experience of some foreign companies, BP chose well known South African company Kantey & Templer Consulting Engineers and Norwegian Dr. Techn. Olav Olsen as its consultants. BP decided to use slipforming method to construct this project, and used more than 66,000 m3 of concrete and 12,000 tons of reinforcement rebar to construct this project.
Crude oil alone accounts for more than 70% of Iranian exports, therefore; being able to design and build crude oil storages is very strategic and important for the country. Being known for innovation and constructing unique projects in Iran, BP took the responsibility to bring this knowledge to Iran, and show the capabilities of Iranian engineers to the world.