Case study: GRP bund linings for Farrans Construction

The client

Farrans Construction Ltd is a leading UK building and civil engineering contractor, headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 2010 it had a turnover of more than £165 million and employed more than 1,000 people.

The problem – cracked bunds

The company has a base at Belfast International airport, where it keeps five bunded tanks – one for aviation fuel, two for diesel and two for de-icer.

The bunds had been in place for decades and had developed cracks and other structural problems, particularly where the walls met the floor. Farrans needed an economical and long-lasting solution to make them oil-tight

The solution – fibreglass bund linings

After a free site survey, we recommended repairing each bund with a GRP lining system. This creates a new bund within the old one, meaning that new cracks in the concrete don't compromise the bund's integrity.

Fast bund repair & major savings

Farrans asked us to repair all five bunds in a single project, allowing us to offer a 32% reduction on the price of repairing them separately – and to complete the repairs within 12 working days.

The company's bunds are now fully oil-tight and should remain maintenance and leak-free for 20+ years.

A FREE site survey established the areas in need of repair

Unsealed PipeBund walls breached by pipes

Damaged Bund WallDamaged bund wall

Contaminated Bund WallContaminated oil bund

Leaks from Insecure BundBund in need of an easy clean fibreglass lining

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