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Energize Fueling a €1,6-billion mega project
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Fueling a €1,6-billion mega project

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Engen Petroleum has been awarded a €960 000 tender to provide fuel to the mega construction project to build Reunion’s New La Nouvelle Route du Littoral, a 12 km long “highway over the sea” that will connect the island’s two biggest cities (Saint Denis and La Possession), as well as the island’s port and Roland Garros Airport. The benefits of the new road in Reunion are expected to easily outweigh the investment.

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The highway over the sea is constructed as a viaduct, comprising 48 support poles, each in turn made up of seven voussoirs (wedge-shaped or tapered stones used to construct an arch), weighing 2400 tonnes apiece. Each pillar and its voussoir is equivalent to 10 000 tonnes (which is the same weight as the Eiffel Tower!). To date, Engen has supplied 3,35-million L of the estimated 12-million L of low sulfur diesel necessary to power the project.

Contact Gavin Smith, Engen, Tel 021 403-5258, gavin.smith@engenoil.com

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