Crude oil storage tank #4 at the Galeota Tank Farm, Guayaguayare will be decommissioned and dismantled from Monday, Heritage Petroleum Co Ltd has stated.
Tank #4 is an out-of-service tank, with a capacity of 60,000 barrels.
The decommissioning project is expected to last 66 continuous working days.
Work is scheduled to take place Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Heritage said no traffic disruptions are expected to occur as a result of the project.
The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) has issued Certificate of Environmental Clearance (CEC) 6125/2020 which governs and manages the environmental impact of the project.
Heritage stated that the transportation of waste will be conducted along Isthnus Road, Guayaguayare Road, Naparima Mayaro Road through San Fernando to a waste facility in La Brea.
“Transportation of all waste from the site inclusive of basal sediments and metal sheets will be managed by a Journey Management Plan. The Journey Management Plan will ensure that no basal sediments or water leaks or spills onto the roadway and surrounding environment or the load becomes unsecured from the vehicle during transportation. Emergency response procedures for response and cleanup shall be immediately initiated in the event that any spills occur,” Heritage stated.