Is this the largest single piece underground tank in Australia?

Location: Geelong to Sale, Victoria

Customer: RAAF Sale

Products: AFFF First Flush Capture Tank

The Challenge

Possibly one of the largest single piece underground tank in Australia, transporting it proved a logistical challenge for the team at AKS Industries. The project was designed with very large concrete tanks that were to be case insitu. Only metres from the taxiway and too large to be transported by road gave this project additional challenges.

Our Solution

AKS chose the Torpedo tank for its 490,000 Litre capacity, the enormous tank is single piece fiberglass, 24 ton, 4.95m diatmeter x 24m long. Unable to be transported by road from AKS Industries' factory in Geelong to Sale, so it needed to be transported by water. Transported during the night, to avoid traffic congestion the water tank was then lowered by crane on to a barge and shipped along the bass strait from Geelong to the port in Bass Strait. The tank was transported by truck from South Gippsland to the RAAF site, with AKS co-ordinating 15 sets of power lines to be raised to allow the tank to pass. It was then able to be lowered onto the RAAF site in one piece, demonstrating why this one piece fiberglass tank is favoured by our clients. One piece construction make it easy to install and trafficable. It was an exciting moment for the AKS team to see such a challenging job completed successfully. Learn more about the Torpedo water storage tank.