Splash of colour for tank on Hewletts Rd (+video)


A new tank in Mount Maunganui will stand out from the rest.

The new 10.4 million litre tank on Hewletts Rd has been adorned with artwork which stands 15m tall and stretches 30m across.

The Terminals New Zealand tank took a year to build and will be opened by local MP and Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges at 10am today.

The tank stands out because of the street art painted on the road side of the tank by Auckland-based artists Cut Collective. The artwork was created in four days, painted only at night, with the design projected on the finished tank for the artists to paint.

Terminals New Zealand general manager Dave Bodger said the tank, which has the same capacity as four Olympic-sized swimming pools, takes storage capacity on the site to 88 million litres.

This makes it the third largest fuel storage facility in New Zealand.

"We want to do something completely different and unexpected for a terminal company, and give this newest tank an extreme makeover," said Bodger.


- Bay of Plenty Times

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