TanQuid Site in Munich Updates Loading System

03 December 2009

Group Strategy: OpenTAS 4.3 for all TanQuid Tank Farms

Since two days ago, the TanQuid tank farm in Munich has been using Version 4.3 of OpenTAS, the universal administration, dispatch and automation system developed by Implico for the oil and gas industry. TanQuid GmbH & Co. KG, based in Duisburg, asked Implico to migrate the different OpenTAS systems from its predecessor companies to a central system and harmonize them. In the future, all of TanQuid's German tank farms and its Polish farm will use Version 4.3 of OpenTAS. With its high turnover and round-the-clock operations, the tank farm in Munich is particularly challenging from an IT point of view.
TanQuid is the largest independent tank farm operator in Germany and was one of Implico's first customers back when TanQuid was still known as VTG. TanQuid was spun off from VTG, LEHNKERING, OmniTank, Petroplus and IVG. Most of these companies used OpenTAS at their storage facilities, but they had different versions of the system with customised functions.
Now all of TanQuid's German tank farms are migrating to a central system in Hamburg. The harmonization project started with the storage facility in Salzgitter, which has been using OpenTAS 4.3 since June 2009. This facility was followed by the tank farms in Oberhausen, Hanover, Regensburg and, in mid-November, the facility in Bremen. The entire project should be completed in the second quarter of 2010.
About TanQuid
TanQuid is the leading independent tank farm operator in Germany. The 20 tank farms it owns or operates (19 in Germany, one in Poland) with a capacity of around 4 million m³ make TanQuid the market leader in the storage and handling of mineral oil and chemicals in Germany. TanQuid's principal customers are the chemical and petrochemical industries. The company is based in Duisburg and has around 400 employees.