Add Energy, a Norwegian oil and gas upstream consultancy provider, has won a £200,000 contract for work on BP’s Kinneil liquid petroleum gas Chilldown Project located at its refrigerated liquid petroleum gas plant at Grangemouth.
Under the deal, Add Energy will carry out the provision of a full maintenance build for the new LPG plant. The scope of work includes an asset register validation and technical hierarchy build, equipment criticality assignments, development of maintenance strategies, procedures and job plans and a critical spares optimisation and bill of materials development.
The LPG plant at Grangemouth currently operates with R22, a colourless, refrigerant gas. EU legislation requires the replacement of R22 and R410a has been identified as a suitable more environmentally friendly and efficient alternative. Refrigeration is required to chill the liquefied petroleum gas to enable storage and eventual transportation by ship to market. Without refrigeration, the Forties Pipeline System would be unable to operate.
Peter Adam, Executive Vice-President, Add Energy, commented: “We are delighted to have been selected for this project by BP. As maintenance and reliability specialists, we have access to a team of 50 people who are subject matter experts in their own discipline.
“We have built a global library of maintenance strategies based on best practice and reliability data, which combined with lessons learnt from previous maintenance build contracts will support and enhance this project. Add Energy is focused on supporting operators in getting best value for money and will continue to optimise maintenance expenditure for BP.
Hook-up and commissioning of the plant is now well under way with the plant expected to be operational later this year.