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Seychelles Storage Facility Receives Marcé Fire Fighting Technology

Nico Oberholzer from Marcé Fire Fighting Technology in South Africa has officially handed over this petroleum foam pumper to the Ray Hoareau – Operations Manager at the Seychelles Petroleum Company (SEYPEC).

This specialist fire tender built, by Marcé, to the customer’s specific requirements enhances the site protection team at its bulk fuel storage facility located at New Port in Victoria in the Seychelles.

The New Port installation features 28 storage tanks with a bulk liquid capacity of 188,000 cubic metres. The tender is based on an Iveco Eurocargo ML180E28 4×2 chassis featuring a 279 hp Euro 3 diesel engine and Allison automatic transmission. It makes use of modular construction with four lockers per side and a 7,000 litre foam tank.

Fire-engineering includes a German FireDos 6,000 lpm foam induction pump; a remote 6,000 lpm roof mounted monitor which uniquely recesses flush in to the body when not in use, 7 x 65 mm inlets and 4 x 65 mm discharge outlets.

As part of the scope of work, 12 000 litres of FireAde 2000 AFFF, UL tested, certified NFPA foam were also supplied to the customer.

For more information, go to www.marce.co.za

With grateful thanks to Gary Parkinson for providing this report.

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<p>Gary P Parkinson works for UK based Perren Engineering Limited in the role of Sales and Support. He has had a valid interest in aviation fire and rescue for over 30 years contributing to various international publications.</p>

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