Westbury Pipeline

Westbury Pipeline

Client: Cryeng Group Pty Ltd / BOC Limited

Project Value: Approximately $1.8 M

Contract Type: Manufacture, Testing, Sandblasting & Coating, Delivery

Timeline: 14 months

Description: 2 x 300,000L Cryogenic Vessels

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Project Objectives

BOC identified a site in Westbury Tasmania as the ideal location for a gas pipeline and the place for Australia’s first Micro LNG plant. The Facility sources natural gas and converts it into liquid gas for heavy vehicles. Two Cryogenic Vessels, supplied by Maxcon Industries, stores the LNG post treatment.

Maxcon Industries provided 2 x 300,000 Litre vertical storage pressure vessels which store the gas prior to being delivered to various sites around Tasmania. At full capacity the site produces 50 tonnes of LNG per day.

Scope of Works

Maxcon Industries was engaged to procure, manufacture, project manage, test and paint two cryogenic vessels.

Maxcon Industries secured the order due to its high level of experience in manufacturing cryogenic vessels and our ability to source professional and well-priced transport.

Special Considerations

The vertical LNG storage vessels once erected, are 27 m high and 4.6 m diameter.

The vessels are vacuum insulated to restrict vaporising by ambient heating. ASME welding standards were adhered to to ensure that the two vessels were fabricated to the highest international standards.


The two 300,000 L pressure vessels were manufactured in Maxcon Industries specialist Cryogenic manufacturing facility at Ipswich west of Brisbane. The facility has the capacity to manufacture both vessels simultaneously. Workshop 2 in Ipswich has the capacity to protect the vessels from adverse weather conditions, ensuring weld preparation and fabrication can be controlled, guaranteeing the highest quality finished product.


Both 300,000 L pressure vessels were trucked from Ipswich to Port Melbourne and transported by barge to Tasmania. Although the logistics were challenging, there were no delays or damage during the journey to Westbury.