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Petroleum Services
The companies involved in the Petroleum Services Cluster are: Forges Tardieu Ltd, Ducray Lenoir Ltd, Médical International SARL and Fortek Ltd. This cluster is organized in 5 legal entities and 9 highly-specialised divisions. We export our expertise and services to several countries such as Madagascar, Rwanda, South Sudan, the Seychelles and Gabon.

Through Forges Tardieu Ltd, we have a very long experience and a strong goodwill to serve the Oil and Gas Industry. Our professional teams consist of engineers, designers, draughtsmen, project and site managers, HSE officers, quality officers, supervisors, qualified technicians and skilled workers. We work according to the Petroleum International Standards (API & CODRES) and our competencies range from the rehabilitation of existing storage facilities at oil and gas terminals (tanks, pipes, pump stations, heating systems, thermal isolation, instrumentation and control, loading and offloading of products) to the supply of equipment and accessories, the design and construction of new oil terminals and filling stations, as well as the design, supply and installation of hydrant lines for JET A1 at airport terminals.

The Consultancy and Design Services Division has a decades-long proven track record in the manufacture and installation of storage tanks for the on-shore oil and gas industry. Our design team has hence developed extensive knowledge in the conception of oil and gas tanks, pipelines, auxiliary equipment, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, process pipes, welding technology, etc.

We leveraged the experience and goodwill acquired over the years to set up a Consultancy arm within this division and we are now offering our services to a wide range of countries like Mauritius, South Sudan, Rwanda, Gabon and Ethiopia.

The Project Management division has proven expertise in developing, planning, executing and controlling a wide range of petroleum projects. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide accurate, high-quality services tailored to individual project requirements.

We can customise project management best practices to suit our clients’ requirements and needs while placing primary emphasis on all project milestones, including scope and definition planning, budget development, detail engineering, procurement, inspection and testing, construction, commissioning and start-up.

Project management provides an organisation with powerful tools that improve its ability to plan, implement and control its activities as well as the ways in which it utilises its people and resources. The purpose of any Project Management is to direct the project towards the objective of four main goals:

  • To deliver on schedule
  • To remain within budget
  • To ensure high quality and
  • To satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken

We supply, install and commission complete vertical and horizontal oil and gas storage tanks duly fitted with all key accessories and firefighting systems. Vertical tanks are designed and manufactured by our engineers, in conformity with CODRES or API Standards.

Vertical Storage Tanks

Vertical steel tanks used for bulk storage of petroleum products are designed by our engineers as per the latest edition of CODRES or API standards, taking into consideration the specifications and standards of our clients. These tanks are generally fitted with fixed or floating roofs.

We undertake the prefabrication of tanks (which consists in the cutting-to-size and rolling of the metal sheets), the fabrication of roof structures, ladders, walkways and handrails as well as shot blasting and prime painting in our workshops. Parts are packed in containers in kits form and shipped to the various sites for erection of tanks. All accessories and equipment, including level gauge, fire-fighting pipes and nozzles, are supplied and assembled on-site.

Our experienced teams of supervisors, coded welders, boiler makers and riggers, with the support of local workers, use hydraulic jacks for erection purposes. The intermediate and final paints are applied during erection as per work progress.

Compulsory tests performed on such tanks are vacuum box tests conducted on the bottom of tanks, NDT on welds, dye penetrate tests, compression/decompression hydraulic tests, settling and verticality recording.

Horizontal Storage Tanks

We supply and install underground and aboveground fuel storage systems, LPG tanks, tank equipment, and portable petrol stations for the local and international markets.

Steel tanks are available in single wall and double walls, with dished, conical or flat ends. They are supplied in mono or multiple compartments, with all standard equipments, on skid or speed chassis.

Jacketed tanks are double wall tanks with a steel inner wall and fibreglass outer wall.

Double wall steel and jacketed tanks are generally supplied with a leak detection system.


Portable petrol station is a small investment solution allowing for quick delivery. They are designed to fit a 20 or 40-feet flat rack and are easy to transport. They are ideal for private and commercial activities at isolated sites and can be used as temporary or permanent refuelling points.

A portable petrol station is a compact unit composed of a horizontal storage tank designed as per UL or CEN standards, a meter pump as well as an optional price indicator. The tank and pump are fitted inside a retaining bucket to prevent any pollution. The most common capacities are between 5,000 and 40,000 litres in single or multiple compartments and each tank is supplied with all the standard safety equipment including an overfill alarm. The maximum discharge rate of the pump is approximately 85 litres per minute. Pump motors are available in 12, 24, 220 and 330-volt models.

We have long experience in the design, supply, commissioning and servicing of heating systems for tanks and pipelines for heavy fuel oil and asphalt/bitumen terminals.

Boilers are generally fitted with light fuel oil or diesel fuel burners. Fluid thermal oil is used to heat the product inside the tank and pipeline. Electric heater is another option. Thermal isolation is achieved by the lagging and cladding of the tanks and pipes. Rock wool with a minimum thickness of 50mm is used for the lagging while the cladding is made with aluminium sheets.

Several heating system options are available and the design depends on the client’s requirement.

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From design to commissioning, our teams are geared to elaborate oil, gas pipelines and hydrant pipelines. We have successfully installed above-ground and underground pipes and pipelines on petrol terminals, located at both airport and sea port sites. The pipes and fittings supplied are prepared in our workshop or on site, according to the project specifications and standards. The on-site installation, welding and connection of pipes is done by our coded welders, skilled fitters and riggers. Pipes and fittings can either be shot-blasted and painted in our workshop or on site. Final painting and pressure tests are done on site.

Pipes for hydrant lines for JET A1 are supplied with special coating.

Our experienced team of engineers, supervisors, HSE officers and quality inspectors ensure that the work is done as per project specifications, applicable international norms and standards, and that it furthermore strictly abides by International HSE Standards and by any local regulation enforced in the country. The on-site project manager handles all the reporting and communication aspects of the project, and submits a “Construction Manual? with as-built drawings after the commissioning.

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We supply a complete range of quality testing instruments and consumables, varying from mobile analysis to high-end, backed by services to the Refining, Petrochemicals, Biofuels and Environmental segments.

We deal with the world’s most respected and famous brands of analytical and testing equipment, which abide by perform the following parameters:

  • Total nitrogen & sulphur
  • Speciated nitrogen & sulphur
  • Chromatographic LC and GC applications
  • Water content
  • Viscosity
  • Volatility
  • Cold flow properties
  • Distillation

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Petrol Station Equipment

  • Underground and above ground tanks
  • Tank accessories
  • Volumetric pumps 12V / 24V
  • Fire fighting equipment

Bulk Tank Accessories

  • Tank
  • Floating screen
  • Electronic level gauges
  • Mechanical level gauges
  • Temperature gauges
  • Ladders and walkways
  • Thermal insulation

Product Pipelines

  • Flanges
  • Gaskets
  • Valves
  • Gauges
  • Pipes with an without special coatings
  • Manifold
  • Thermal insulation
  • Diesel motor pumps
  • Electric motor pumps


  • Tanks
  • Gauges

Water and Foam Pipelines

  • Flanges
  • Gaskets
  • Valves
  • Nozzles
  • Guns
  • Foam
  • Diesel motor pumps
  • Electric motor pumps

Heating Systems for HFO and Bitumen

  • Boilers
  • Pipes jacketed
  • Valves jacketed
  • Thermal insulation
  • Gauges

Loading and Unloading Equipment

  • Top loading arms
  • Bottom loading and unloading
  • Flexible pipes
  • Quick couplings
  • Strainers
  • Transfer pumps
  • Steel structures for truck loading bays