Giant underground oil storage tanks that once held an incredible five million litres of oil but which had been abandoned now form the backdrop for performance art at London’s Tate Modern gallery.
The ambitious project at the former Bankside Power Station significantly increases available exhibition space. The opening display in one tank includes important new work from Sung Hwan Kim, an artist from South Korea, while in another tank there is dance from Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, as she reworks a version of some earlier work of hers to the music of Steve Reich.
So it seems that oil tanks have been on everyone’s lips in the art world this summer.
But, of course, not every oil tank can play host to the latest artistic work. And if you’re looking for storage tanks for the more usual purpose of storing potentially harmful liquids, consider bunded oil tanks. These have the great advantage of being able to be installed at your premises, saving your business money in terms of travel costs and you won’t have the hassle of having to make arrangements every time you need to store oil.
Many of these tanks also have features like strainers, for making sure that the oil being stored is always of the best possible quality and any part of the oil which is not required stays in the tank so you can dispose of it later on.
Your business will also be compliant with 2001 Control of Pollution regulations. Finally, bunded tanks are often a requirement from insurance firms. Learn more online.