- Dual Unit Development
Our team is handling design and engineer-procure-construct project delivery for two projects in a Gulf Coast chemical facility. We advanced the design of both projects through the front-end planning (FEP) process and developed an overall scope and construction execution plan to take advantage of synergies between the two units. One unit produces an intermediate chemical and is being constructed to replace an existing end-of-life unit. The other unit is a product purification unit, which upgrades the product to meet end-user requirements.
Our process engineers worked closely with the client to develop the process and equipment requirements in order to meet the client’s technology needs. The design engineering team worked with our construction personnel to modularize the units to the extent possible, staying within a small shipping envelope due to constraints at the site location.
The client was interested in utilizing Best Cost Countries (BCC) for procurement, including the consideration of overseas module procurement. We performed extensive studies and qualifications to determine viable shop locations, taking visits to the top contenders, and doing an overall bid tab to determine the cost and schedule impacts of procuring from various regions of the world. Equipment and materials were sourced from nine countries worldwide.
- Detail design
- Construction planning
- 82 modules
- Procurement of equipment and materials from nine countries worldwide
- 100-plus tie-ins
- New PDC building
- Carbon steel, stainless steel, fiberglass, lined and jacketed piping
- Significant heat tracing