When bought, the island was fitted with old obsolete equipment, requiring complete rebuilding including replacing previously installed corroding steel piping and extending and building new jetties.
When a fuel delivery ship arrived at the designated jetty, fuel needed to be transported to the storage facility at the centre of the island (red line on image, approx. 500m away). From here, fuel needed to be distributed to two other jetties to refuel boats (blue line on image, approx. 800m from centre of island). As this was the island’s only energy source, a very reliable solution was required. Equipment installed would have constant exposure to saltwater, need to be safe in case of sparks generated when delivering fuel and allow no fuel to permeate into the ground, protecting the scenic local flora and fauna. Due to the large amounts of piping, easy installation was key.