We are very proud to announce that we have won the APEA Best New Non-Retail Fuel Installation Award.

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The APEA is a UK based organisation, drawing membership from all quarters of the petroleum industry, including Regulators from National and Local Government Authorities, Oil Companies, Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers, Service and Installation Organisations, Training Establishments and many others. Each year they hold an annual conference and awards dinner celebrating the best in the business.

Cameron Forecourt are proud to announce they were recognised and awarded for the project undertaken for Aggregate Industries.

Aggregate Industries; a leading player in the construction and infrastructure industry, turned to Cameron Forecourt for a new fuel installation at its Bardon Hill Quarry. Bardon Hill quarry is 800 m across, producing three million tonnes of crushed rock per year; approximately 15% of the UK’s demand and so the fuelling system needed to be designed for the application.

The installation presented a challenge for Cameron Forecourt as there was no electrical power available in the quarry.

The fuel installation involved the supply and installation of two 90,000 litre Diesel tanks, three fuel dispensing pumps for various delivery speeds to cater for several types and sizes of vehicles, including bowsers, diggers and tippers. The specification also called for a fuel management system that could be rolled out across other Aggregate Industries’ locations. The requirement was also to provide fuel stock reporting and integration with an electronic tank gauging system.

The absence of electricity required creative thinking from Cameron Forecourt and lead them to propose an innovative solution. A bespoke diesel generator combined with solar power generation and a lithium battery for backup power was supplied. The Diesel generator is only used when there is no solar energy and the battery is depleted. The system was provided by Off Grid Energy who are specialists in their field.

The complexity of the installation required a quality approach. Cameron Forecourt selected fuel tanks constructed to BSEN/10025 2004 S275 and used fuel pumps to ATEX for Diesel. Compliance with the appropriate elements of the DSEAR regulations was ensured throughout the design. A class one interceptor was also installed to contain spillage.

Much of the installation work was undertaken off site, reducing onsite disruption, this helped to ensure that the works were completed ahead of schedule.

Cameron Forecourt’s unique independent position in the market allows the company to work with the best manufacturers in the industry. The fuel management system was provided by world leading Jigsaw M2M, the storage tanks were supplied by Simon Engineering, the pumps by Pumptronics and the specialist generator set was provided by Off Grid Energy

Aggregate Industries wanted to work with an organisation that could guarantee a combination of quality equipment backed up by a professional nationwide service capability.

The client’s need for accurate fuel delivery data with integrated fuel reconciliation, made the Jigsaw Web Based, Real Time Fuel Management System a natural choice.

A spokesperson at Aggregate Industries stated:

“The new installation is safe, clean and easy to use. Martyn Gent, Aggregate Industries designated sales engineer at Cameron Forecourt, is brilliant and very helpful. He was knowledgeable and experienced with fuelling installations in the quarrying industry which was reassuring from the outset. It was a straight forward project delivered on time, which is what we wanted!