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Major Project Experience

Biodiesel & Ethanol Blending Projects - Alberta, Canada

High-Level Scope

For the biodiesel project of the scope, there was the installation of pumps, filters, truck unloading stations, and tank and piping modifications to allow blending of bio-material and diesel within the facility.  For the ethanol blending portion of the project, there was the installation of new storage tanks, pumps, transfer lines, fire protection equipment and instrumentation and controls systems to allow for blending of ethanol and unleaded gasoline.


Project Responsibilities & Deliverables

For the biodiesel blending portion of this fast-tracked project, led all project development phases (study, DBM, FEED, detailed engineering, execution and project closeout).  The major deliverables associated with this project included the development & completion of the following items:

Project charter; contract development including creation of technical specifications and RFP packages & negotiations for major equipment, pre-fabrication and construction services; project gate documentation (process study, DBM, FEED documentation); extensive laser scanning management; various 3D model reviews (30%, 60% & 90%), building and equipment layouts; construction work packages (civil, structural, architectural, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation and controls based CWPs, Class 2 estimate including the basis of estimate documentation and Monte Carlo quantitative risk analysis; field installation work packages (FIWPs); level 5 schedule and associated schedule PERT analysis and DCMA 14-point schedule assessment; Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI); systems based turnover strategy; detailed project and construction execution plans; equipment preservation; engineering and field change management process creation & execution; project controls; quality assurance and quality control; earned value management including CPI, SPI and TCPI metrics; piping and structural steel pre-fabrication; logic and controls pre-testing; pre-commissioning; pre-start up safety reviews (PSSRs); commissioning and start up; turnaround management and construction management of pre-construction and main construction execution. 

For the Ethanol Blending portion of the project, led up to the FEED phase of the project and then it was passed over to another business unit within the company to complete the remaining phases of the project.

Biodiesel & Ethanol Blending Projects
Project Cost: $51M
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