February 15, 2014
It is difficult to get more remote than Easter Island, located in the middle of the Southern Pacific Ocean and better know for the Islands Moai Statues. This is the latest remote site where one of Permastore’s globally recognised market leading modular Glass- Fused- to-Steel Tanks has recently been installed. The tank stores critical drinking water for the local community.
The Permastore modular design makes these structures a cost effective and rapid build solution which is ideal for remote sites. Designed to be easy and cost effective to container ship anywhere in the world, PERMASTORE® tanks are an ideal solution in remote locations like the Easter Island site.
The modular bolted tank design is quick to build, minimising build crew numbers and time on site, a significant benefit in remote locations where the logistics of crew travel to site and the difficulty of housing crews members can be very costly. A PERMASTORE® Modular Bolted Glass-Fused-to-Steel tank can be built in less than a third of the time required to build a comparable size concrete or welded steel structure.
The modular tank build method requires minimal machinery on site which is particularly important on remote sites like Easter Island in turn reducing the logistics and cost associated with transporting heavy equipment like concrete trucks or mixers, cranes or heavy lifting equipment to site. An additional benefit of minimal heavy equipment on site is the reduced health and safety risk to on site personnel.
The highly durable nature of PERMASTORE® Glass-Fused-to-Steel coating, which never needs recoating and requires minimal maintenance, means reduced lifetime costs of maintaining the tank once in operation hence minimising down time. This is particularly important in remote locations where bringing staff and equipment to site can be costly and time consuming.
PERMASTORE® Glass-Fused-to-Steel tanks offer a range of aesthetically pleasing colours, designed to help the tank blend in with the local environment minimising their impact on environmentally sensitive areas such as the Easter Island site.