Crude Oil Facility Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)
As part of the client’s multi-phase expansion of its transportation and terminal facilities, we provided EPC expertise for an 8 MMBBl crude oil handling facility.
This project included the expansion of existing pipelines and pump stations, adding new tank farms, metering stations and a new greenfield tank farm terminal hub connecting numerous third party pipelines and marine terminals.
Our services covered all of the engineering design, purchase of materials and equipment, and construction management for installing all equipment, piping, electrical systems, instrumentation, new utility systems, roads, etc., as required for fully functioning facilities.
The first phase included the addition of two new mainline pumps stations with tie-ins to the existing pipeline system, each of which included a new variable frequency drive (VFD), expansion of the electrical substations and new MCC buildings. This phase also included the engineering and design of a new tank farm facility that included three 250,000 BBL tanks (the first of 18 for the new terminal hub) and added tie-in connections with associated launcher/receivers and controls for new third party shippers into the new terminal.
After successfully completing these first EPC projects, the client subsequently awarded additional projects related to expanding the capabilities of these facilities as the volume of throughput increased.
During the next phase, we provided full EPC services for the installation of ten 400,000 BBL tanks with geodesic domes, expanded the central tank manifold system, added 12,000 HP of tank booster pumping capacity, 20 miles of incremental pipeline extensions to interconnect additional shippers and 19,000 HP of mainline pumping capacity.
With the client’s acquisition of an adjacent marine terminal, we were selected on a sole sourced basis to develop plans for reconfiguring the facility to meet the new operational requirements, which led to executing five separate additional full service EPC projects.
In a fast past project environment with limited contractor resources, the client was able to link with one contractor hosting a complete complement of services. This relationship increased project efficiency and helped to bring the project in on time and near budget.
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