EPCM was contracted to complete a due diligence on an existing old kerosene pipeline which feeds the Acacia backup power station with kerosene for the gas turbines directly from the Chevron refinery. The 6 km 6” liquid pipeline’s cathodic protection (CP) and condition was found lacking and as a result new CP will need to be installed after the required pipeline repairs have been completed. The Western Cape Provincial government have appointed SMEC South Africa as the engineering firm to redesign the N7 and N1 intersection to improve traffic flow into and out of the city and as a result multiple sections of the Acacia pipeline will need to be relocated to ensure it lies outside the new road reserve. The construction and rerouting of the pipeline is anticipated to be completed by Q3 2020
- Pipeline condition assessment
- Cathodic Protection Survey
- Detailed engineering of the required repairs;
- Construction and installation of the pipeline Tie-ins and Cathodic Protection System;
- Hot-tapping into the main transmission kerosene pipeline;
- Pressure testing of the pipeline; and
- Commissioning the system.