DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
Our underlying ability to improve productivity, increase safety and upgrade the working environment in the offshore sector rests on our engineering skills and development of “fit-for-purpose” solutions based on new technology and integrated work processes. We conduct feasibility, concept and FEED studies, as well as detail design, for both Greenfield and Brownfield projects. Engineering services are provided on a stand-alone basis or as an integral part of an EPC or EPCIC contract. We use the latest technologies and construction methodologies to obtain optimal plant facilities as well as the latest design techniques including laser scanning, digital photography and video studies, 3D design and 3D modelling. Feasibility Studies Feasibility Studies provide a solid foundation for any process led engineering project. Feasibility studies facilitate informed decisions; often saving companies’ and investors’ time, money and effort throughout the life of a project. Feasibility studies or Option studies objectively uncover the strengths and weaknesses of an existing business, technology or proposed new venture. GSA’s extensive in-house knowledge and expertise can be applied to your project, setting the precedent for achieving optimum value while keeping effective controls on cost and programme. Conceptual Design Conceptual Design Studies shape a project’s success, strategy and development plans for the future. This early phase of project planning is quite complex with various decisions being driven by variables such as; health & safety, security, environmental impact, logistics, technology, complexity, infrastructure availability and economic evaluations, all of which can have a direct impact on capital cost. Front End Engineering Design Front End Engineering Design packages sets the precedence for achieving optimum value for any process led engineering project while keeping effective controls on cost and programme. At FEED phase, various studies are completed to resolve the relevant technical and safety issues and risks influencing the project. The FEED study fixes the design intent which will be subsequently taken forward into Detailed Design and Construction. The Detailed Design and Construction phases of a project tend to represent the largest proportion of the total project investment (i.e. 60-90%), therefore investing adequate time and effort in a FEED is essential to ensure the success of a project and reduce operational risks.
Detailed Design During Detailed Design the scope defined in the FEED is developed to produce the definitive information required for construction and installation. To provide continuity and avoid lengthy tendering. Parallel focus on increased gas production includes gas compression. Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ understands that the individual needs of its customers cannot simply be packaged into one product offering. Selecting the most appropriate strategy is key to successful project execution. MAJOR MODIFICATIONS AND REVAMPS
Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ in the UK prides itself in developing and supporting maintenance solutions to many of the oil.
MAINTENANCE. this may include EPC or EPCM approach dependent upon clients’ requirements. separation. water injection. We are also pioneering new ways of working through integrated operations whereby successive project phases are handled via advanced video communication systems.
.and offshore organisations and achieved an impressive safety record. It requires the understanding. Specific areas of attention include modifications to increase oil recovery through new production wells. gas power and allied industries. By using the integrated operation methodology we have reduced the number of offshore staff. We have expertise in contract management strategies and can assist clients during the FEED phase to ensure the most appropriate execution contracting strategy is selected. During this critical phase the plan developed during the FEED is worked and key success parameters are closely monitored to maintain project control. we can help to maximize the potential of our client’s assets. gas lift and low pressure production. Most significantly the FEED contractor is fully familiar with all aspects of the design. flexibility and commitment to deliver the best operational solution available. EPC/EPCm Instructing the FEED contractor to complete the project on an EPC/EPCM basis can provide clients with several major advantages. Other areas are tie-ins of sub-sea satellites and modifications to process facilities and export systems associated with end of field life. gas injection. project plan and business objectives. Whether working within a fully integrated team or on a standalone “classic” term contract. process simplification and improved control systems. Other challenges for which we are implementing solutions include the remote operation of old platforms. export and/or injection. improved cooperation between the on. We able to draw on many years of experience for multidiscipline construction and installation. it is preferable for the engineering team responsible for the earlier phases of the project to follow it through detailed design into implementation. Activities range from improving safety and meeting compliance and new working environment regulations on platforms to solutions for increasing reservoir recovery and enhancing process capacities. This ensures that historical knowledge stays with the project all the way through to commissioning saving time and money.
along with the size of our facility allows us to undertake projects to manufacture modularized units in large numbers and various sizes up to 2. Whether large. together with our extensive in-house resources. engineering and construction projects range from simple piping systems of skid units through to sophisticated and highly complex schemes which require stringent Quality Control procedures. complex. we are specialised in their fabrication and installation. We employ highly skilled and motivated personnel. reliability and performance for both on and offshore oil and gas and power industries. to minor repair and revamp projects. process plants. mechanical. construction and project management of modules for oil. or both.MULTIDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS
We offer a full range of services from turnkey multi-disciplinary design and build projects. preand post-turnaround revamp works as well as turnaround projects during shutdowns. Examples of modular construction projects undertaken would be the design. Electrical. columns etc. Fabricom Oil.
Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ has established a reputation as a market leader for quality. cryogenic cold boxes. gas and power projects in the UK and Worldwide. Our expertise. through maintenance contracts. instrumentation and automation projects include the calibration and connection of instruments as well as loop testing and pre-commissioning. which enables us to undertake high quality construction projects of a complex nature and we are able to accommodate all activities associated with the project management. Piping and mechanical installation projects include hook-up of modular units. Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ is able to meet specific timescales for delivery of client’s packages of work. With numerous covered workshops. an extensive module assembly area and our own private access to the deep water port of Immingham for transportation by sea. Our Fabricom Projects and Engineering Centre in Immingham is set up for the manufacture of piping systems of all grades and modular construction. Gas & Power thrives on the fabrication and delivery of structures for offshore platforms and the downstream and industrial sectors.
. engineering and construction of process plant and equipment in a safe working environment. Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ has extensive knowledge of effective planning. procurement and quality control. Our quality piping systems and modules have been installed by us at some of the largest oil. gas and power projects in the UK. this enables us to rapidly mobilize specialist teams for specific projects. We can respond to a wide range of requests including process modules and structures necessitating multi-technical expertise in areas such as piping.000 tonnes including pipe racks. Our wealth of experience in project management. racks and columns. electrical and instrumentation.
CCS. Fabricom Oil.Examples of some of our module construction projects undertaken:
Pre-assembled Units Pre-assembled Racks Tanks-Vessels Piping Systems Distillation Columns Offshore Assemblies Cryogenic Cold Boxes Skid Units Compressor Skids
FULL MECHANICAL AND EC&I INSTALLATION SERVICE
Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ in the UK has the skilled resources and experience to offer a full mechanical and EC&I installation service. Gas & Power sees the energy sector as an important market. budget constraints. CFPP including “clean” coal. IGCC). thus enabling us to provide long term.
Modular assembly provides safe and cost-effective solutions for awkward and often extreme operating conditions. renewable energy and environmentally friendly technologies (onshore and offshore wind farms. fabrication and modular construction enables us to offer integrated and innovative solutions for traditional and renewable energy facilities and applications. electrical equipment supply and installation. Whether such conditions include time constraints. Our regional operational businesses can provide the competent resources needed to undertake medium to very large projects. we also have access to proven European skills to support our UK skills as required by the project. Our expertise in multi-technical installation. by executing installation work for the balance of plant and power island sections.
We are increasingly involved in the energy sector. both in new-built and revamp projects. as substantial investments are planned in Europe up to 2030 in different kinds of power plants (CCGT. The installation works are managed as a full project with the backing of our established project management organization and capability. AC/DC applications). In conjunction with our Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ partners in Europe. high value services. repowering and re-instrumentation. quality and productivity. Fabricom offers services and solutions in compliance with these new market developments. Our installation teams receive continuous training in line with our core objectives to deliver to the highest standards of safety. or
logistical issues. heat treatment is used to restore the mechanical properties. This helps to bring down maintenance costs and ensure maximum reliability of an offshore wind farm. bend angle and bend plane. offshore wind farms. modular HV substations for onshore Oil & Gas facilities. Fabricom offers its modular construction expertise for new applications: Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The concept also won the GDF SUEZ Initiative and Innovations Trophy in 2009. critical equipment to be placed onshore. etc. Trafo International and Lemants. “Booster Technology” (BOSS concept . especially of heavy wall materials or special alloy steels.
ADVANCED PIPE BENDING EXPERTISE
Our pipe prefabrication workshops in Grimbergen in Belgium and Strijen in The Netherlands operate several induction bending machines with diameters of up to 64” all of which offer a high degree of flexibility in terms of bend radius. Pauwels.
Besides traditional destinations for modules like refineries or gas processing plants. Fabricom is able to work with all types of material including seamless or welded pipes in carbon steel and stainless steel. Such treatments include stress relieving heat treatment. as well as the most sophisticated alloy steels. in a “booster station”. normalising heat treatment. Traditionally electrical infrastructure equipment is installed in an offshore HV platform. quenching heat treatment.
. for instance. are able to achieve exceptionally close tolerances.Belgian Offshore Substation Solution) is a patent-pending technology developed by Fabricom in close cooperation with Tractebel Engineering. and being computer controlled. pre-assembling units off-site minimises operational disruptions and increases safety by reducing the number of people involved in on-site assembly. normalising and tempering heat treatment.
OFFSHORE WIND FARMS
The combination of our offshore services and multi-disciplinary competencies is enabling us to develop modular construction for application in offshore wind farms. After bending. The BOSS concept allows minimum equipment to be installed offshore and important. Our processes also ensure that prefabricated components meet the strict requirements of corrosion resistance and superior metal hardness set by the industry. where there is rapidly growing interest in the energy sector. AC / DC onshore and offshore converter stations for HVDC interconnections. and quenching and tempering heat treatment. We are. representing innovative HV infrastructure for offshore wind farms. able to undertake the engineering and construction of offshore high voltage substations that provide a single cable link between groups of offshore wind turbines and onshore equipment.
to ensure that risks are managed and mitigated and the joint benefits and opportunities are realized. Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ in the UK has significant experience in collaborating with customers for the development of pre-assembly module concepts and strategies. Our project execution strategies would include the development of a comprehensive plan. Active risk management and identification of potential benefits and opportunities is seen as a critical component of the project management process. Our culture is to work with our clients in the early stages of the development of the project so that the project can realize the benefit and value of Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ knowledge and experience. planning.
. skills and tools to offer a full project management capability from the concept through to the completion of the project. in conjunction with our customers. For example. the concept of modular assembly is beneficial as this reduces the resources required on site and allows the pre-assembly of pipework and equipment in a cleaner and more efficient work environment. We are a progressive business seeking to innovate and find cost effective solutions to meet client project needs.FULL PROJECT MANAGEMENT CAPABILITY
Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ in the UK has the resources. We have an established project management team with the support of our “in house resources” covering engineering. project controls. The system is well proven and established in our business for control of materials. work packs and QA documents throughout the project life cycle up to handover to the end user. For the management of the contract Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ operate bespoke project management tools such as our Fabricom Project Control System (FPCS) which we employ for the monitoring and control of major projects. construction methodology and field services. procurement. risk management. We have a track record of successful delivery of major projects in the UK achieving first class performance in terms of safety and productivity.