The big Statoil logo has been prominently displayed by route E39 for a number of years and looks especially imposing when driving towards Haugesund and Bergen. The tank is of gigantic proportions, and the new Equinox logo will, in fact, be even more conspicuous.
“The actual logo has been moved so that it is now even easier to spot from the road,” explains Beerenberg project manager Nedim Botic.
Beerenberg began the process of building the scaffolding and covering the tank in mid-March this year. The tank was then painted and prepared to receive the new logo.
“We used 3-D scaffolding models when planning the job. This method is fast and efficient in that we get a complete breakdown of the scaffolding materials we need. The model is also used to explain to the customer how we plan to do the job,” Botic says.
The 80-tonne scaffolding structure has been built according to the 3-D model, allowing the customer to verify that it meets the specifications for exits and access to the roof.
“Being able to visualise the job in advance means everyone is more involved in the process. We’ve received very good feedback.”
The erection of the scaffolding and surface treatment of the tank also went to plan.
“The complexity of the job lies mainly in the size of the scaffolding. The job was completed to a high standard and without any health and safety incidents.”
“We’ve used employees who live locally for this job. They’ve quite simply gone above and beyond their job description – something we’re hugely grateful for,” says Nedim Botic, and adds:
“We’re receiving great feedback from everyone involved in the project. It’s great being back at Kårstø again, both for our employees and the company. After all, we’ve been involved in numerous projects there over the years,” says Beerenberg’s project manager.