Tuffa Steel Diesel Tank keeps ATL Haulage moving

Tuffa ATL leaving yard

Case Study

Tuffa UK has designed and built a 86,000 litre steel heating oil tank for ATL Haulage Contractors at their new DP World London Gateway Headquarters.

Part of the ATL haulage fleet ready to hit the road

ATL Haulage is an international logistics, storage and distribution services company providing carriage of both import and export cargo. With 50 years industry experience and a fleet capacity in excess of 150 trucks, ATL utilises the latest developments in transport and technology. The business is accredited to ISO standards and is a member of the Road haulage association (RHA).

ATL operates from all major UK ports and last year moved its Head Office and operational base to to the impressive new DP World London Gateway, the UK’s most integrated logistics hub. It is a state-of-the-art, globally connected deep-sea port and rail terminal on the same site as an expansive land bank for the flexible and fast development of logistics facilities and warehouses.

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An aerial view of DP World London Gateway

London Gateway brings the world’s biggest container ships to the UK and closer to London. With its own terminal for rail freight it is the complete logistics hub. It also features a 13.5 acre Truck Park, 2.64 acres of which is the new home of ATL Haulage who have parking for up to 80 trucks.

Steel diesel tank and fuel management

As part of the relocation to DP World London Gateway, ATL Haulage required a new bulk diesel tank to fuel their fleet based at the depot. In addition, they needed a fuel management system incorporated into the tank. ATL Haulage Director, Jamie Woodward told us more: “There were no existing fuel facilities at London Gateway and we bulk buy fuel for our fleet, so we needed a large capacity steel diesel tank. We also required an integrated fuel management system that would give us data coordinating our bulk diesel tank at the depot with our fuel card diesel usage.”

Wolverhampton based Merridale are one of the UK’s leading commercial fuelling manufacturers. Working with us, they designed and supplied the fuel dispensing, management system, pumps and gauge alarms which were fitted to the tank prior to delivery to site.

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The Merridale Fuel Management System fitted inside the secure steel cabinet

Merridale Sales Director,  Stephen Hannan commented on the collaboration: “We have worked with Tuffa UK on several projects and have found their tanks to be reliable. I am pleased that we were able to work again with Tuffa on this diesel tank project for ATL Haulage,” he added.

Tuffa designed and built a 50,000 litre steel bunded diesel tank in 6mm plate with a 3″ fill point with cap and chain.  A steel security cabinet with heavy duty lockable roller shutter door to house the dispensing gear and fuel management system was fitted to the outer of the tank. The tank featured a 2″ flooded suction outlet terminating within the cabinet split into 2 lines with 1.5″ pressure regulating valve and isolation valves on each line. Even with the 50,000 litre capacity, ATL refill the tank every week.

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On its way. The steel diesel tank leaving the Tuffa yard

One-Stop-Shop Service

Jamie Woodward was pleased with the result. “The collaboration between Merridale and Tuffa delivered exactly what we wanted. The global fuel management system gives us fuel usage and data across our fleet and the Tuffa steel diesel tank keeps our fleet moving,” he said.

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Touch down. The Tuffa 50,000 litre bunded steel diesel tank lowered into position on site

Tuffa General Manager, James Shenton was also delighted with the project. “Working with partners like Merridale provides our customers with a total fuel storage package. We can design and manufacture the tank, fit the fuel management system in our workshop and provide delivery and installation on site. It’s a one-stop-shop service for bulk capacity fuel tanks“, he said.

You can find out more about our bespoke steel tanks here. Alternatively, please call Dee or Mike in our sales team on 01889 567700 to discuss your requirements for diesel, AdBlue and petrol storage.



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