- Lignosulphonates Plant
Our team completed front-end planning, detail design engineering, procurement and construction services for a 150,000 MT-BD capacity lignosulfonate plant. Phase one was complete in 2018. Phase two, which will bring the plant to full capacity, is slated for 2023.
Our engineer-procure-construct (EPC) services included development of civil and site preparation plans and smart 3D model development for generation of structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and P&ID project drawings. Full technical specifications were developed in support of procurement activities. Procurement services included a complete bid process to solicit pricing, evaluate and condition bids and award packages in support of the construction schedule. Major packages included large vendor systems, all equipment, shop fabricated pipe, structural steel, instrumentation and electrical equipment.
Construction services included a construction management (CM) team in the field and home office. The construction execution approach was based on awarding multiple lump sum subcontracts. The CM team developed comprehensive bid packages using engineering drawings and specifications to allow for low-cost delivery. Following a comprehensive subcontractor prequalification process, the CM team assembled, issued, received and conditioned and awarded each construction package, followed by contract administration after award. The field CM team managed the scope and schedule of all subcontractors on site.
Our construction execution plan integrated design and delivery supporting the sequences and strategies needed in the field. Early dedication to assessing engineering progress and construction planning helped bring focus to critical issues on the project.
- Front-end planning
- Detail design engineering
Borregaard and Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) signed a venture agreement to establish a new lignin operation adjacent to RYAM’s pulp mill in Fernandina Beach. Borregaard’s process technology will use the lignin liquor stream from RYAM’s mill as feedstock to manufacture a variety of lignin products. The new operation will provide environmentally friendly alternatives to oil-based products used in construction, agriculture and other industrial applications.
Early in project development, our team conducted an interactive project planning meeting (IPPM) with design leads, procurement management and construction management personnel. The primary purpose of the meeting was to develop a comprehensive EPC schedule integrating engineering deliverables, procurement lead times and deliveries, evaluation of field pre-assembly work, shop fabrication opportunities and construction sequencing to optimize the overall project schedule.
The new facility allows LignoTech Florida to process, mix, package, store and distribute its high-performance lignin products, based on renewable raw materials. Major equipment and features installed include:
- Ammonia stripper system
- Reactor system
- Spray dryer system
- Pneumatic conveying system
- Truck and rail loading systems
- Intermediate storage tanks
- 80,000-square-foot building for warehousing including loading docks, offices, control room, laboratory and maintenance shop