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We were responsible for the programme roll-out across 26 sites nationally to increase diesel nozzles onsite and/or diesel storage for Shell.
This added another 107 diesel nozzles to the network, increasing the on-site offer from 49 diesel nozzles prior to program to 156 diesel nozzles on completion.
We also added another 300,000L of diesel storage to the network, increasing capacity from 595kL prior to program to 892kL on completion.
Due to the inability to return diesel slops to terminal/refinery in QLD, waste disposal (at $1.75/L) was the only option. Waste disposal for the 13 QLD conversions would have cost Shell significant amounts of money. However, by leveraging off the relationship Shell Bitumen have with Transpacific we were able to sell the diesel slops to Transpacific and saved Shell $136,500.
These savings were further exacerbated by our completing the programme 8 weeks early.
The whole team did a magnificent job executing the Dieselisation programme well below budget and ahead of schedule.
Demi Athanasopoulos, PMC Engineer, The Shell Company of Australia Limited