Refuelling facility at Kokomo Island Resort up and running
A new state-of-the-art refuelling facility has been completed and handed-over to the owners of the luxury Kokomo Island Resort, Fiji. Designed, engineered and installed by leading fuel engineering company, Petrolink Engineering, the project presented a number of challenging issues. The resort’s owner, construction & developer identity Lang Walker, wanted a facility that reflected the quality and environmental responsibility the whole resort represented.
Petrolink’s Project Manager, Tony Bergamin, said that the project had to be implemented in a number of stages including shipping the refuelling materials from Australia to Fiji – then transportation to Kokomo Island. Construction of the deepwater facility’s hardstand was undertaken while equipment was being transported, then installing the above and below ground infrastructure.
Using local workers and materials, including the construction of a concrete batching plant, the project was completed on time and to budget. Facilities included 3 x underground diesel tanks, two bowsers housed in an all-weather building, hoses and retractable reels, bunding, monitoring equipment, spill protection and legal compliance requirements as well as training staff in the areas of operation, safety and emergency procedures. The Kokomo Resort Refuelling Project was also a point of discussion at the recent Marine17 Conference at Darling Harbour, with many marinas from Australia and Fiji taking interest.