Motherwell Bridge to refurbish LPR fuel tanks

Oil company Liberian Petroleum Refining (LPR) has awarded a three-year overseas contract worth $22m (£14m) to Lanarkshire-based engineering contractor Motherwell Bridge.

Under the contract, Motherwell Bridge will oversee the refurbishment of 14 storage tanks and the design and construction of five new tanks − the largest being 29.4m in diameter and 14.8m high − which will hold a range of fuels, including kerosene, automotive gas oil and aviation fuel.

On completion in 2013, the facility will enable LPR to significantly increase the fuel-holding capacity of Liberia.