• Staff writer


Updated: Jan 25, 2021

Abeco Tanks is making waves in the African water storage market as it announces the completion of its biggest tank in Africa. Equivalent to two tennis courts in surface area, the tank holds 5.8 million litres of water, and has a three million litre supplementary tank.

Reliability of water is an especially concerning issue for agriculture as its bottom line and economic contribution is directly affected and often the first to be hit. The poultry farm for which Abeco built this life saving tank is one of the leading suppliers both nationally and internationally, breeding and raising chickens for processing and distribution on site. Water is not only essential for the survival of livestock but also for the processing plant.

The design of the rectangular, sectional bolted tank allowed Abeco to custom create it in the most cost-effective way possible. Despite the tank’s colossal capacity, the modular design makes it easy to transport and install. Due to the combination of careful design and premium material, the tanks are 100% hygienic and safe for livestock consumption and are unaffected by UV rays, preventing degradation over time.

They are also built to last using an internal bracing of angle iron welded to base plates; all sealants and rubber components are non-toxic and non-tainting to ensure the purity of the water and all steel components are hot dip galvanised to prevent rust, using the latest in tank corrosion protection.

Storing water for agricultural purposes is a necessity in the world of farming. As water crises have shown, the need to plan water consumption, track water saving and save for continuity of service is necessary as an effective ‘insurance plan’ against water interruption brought about by changing weather patterns, exploding populations and urban sprawl.


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