METHANOL AND AMMONIA MANUFACTURING CENTER: THE EQUIPMENT IS BEING INSTALLED [19.05.2017]
Shchekinoazot OJSC continues construction of the methanol and ammonia manufacturing center М-450/А-135 at the company's industrial site.
Work on coordinating construction documentation prepared by the General Design Contractor and Licenser has been completed. The delivery of equipment continues: 351 pieces of equipment have already been manufactured and delivered to the
Shchekinoazot site, which is 99.7% of the total equipment.
The general designer of the new manufacturing center, Private joint-stock company Severodonetsk ORGKHIM (Severodonetsk, Ukraine) has completed the development of the main volume of the Working Documentation, and the documents of the working documentation for all sections of documentation and titles of the construction object have been issued to the Customer.
Adjustments to the documentation under designer supervision, related to the specification of technical solutions for construction and installation works, continue to be received.
The General Contractor for construction of the manufacturing center – GSI Neftezavodmontazh LLC from Volgograd – completed pile driving work at the construction site; 6,690 piles were driven in total. Works on foundation piling construction for individual construction projects are being completed, the works are 93% complete, which is almost 21,000 m3 of concrete. The General Contractor is assembling buildings and structures from prefabricated reinforced concrete, 94% of the volume of work is done; in physical terms this is more than 4,900 tons.
The liquid ammonia warehouse has the highest degree of construction readiness. Finishing work is being completed in the operator room building of the liquid ammonia warehouse; preparation of premises for the installation of shields and equipment for instrumentation and automation, and the installation of ventilation equipment, is being completed. In the production building, windows, doors and gates have been installed; roofing works are being completed; the building is ready to receive heat. Installation of liquid nitrogen station equipment is nearing completion. The assembly of all spherical storage tanks is finished, their heat treatment and hydrotesting has been carried out, and isolation works are being conducted. The installation of process pipelines for all titles of the ammonia warehouse is being finished. The contractor has started to conduct hydraulic tests of process pipelines. Instrumentation specialists and electricians from the General Contractor are finishing the installation of electrical equipment, instrumentation and cable products in the liquid ammonia warehouse. The General Contractor has begun work on improving the territory. Startup and commissioning will begin on this site when summer starts. Programs of flushing and purging process pipelines are already prepared, the contractor for startup and commissioning of electrical equipment has been selected.
At another facility, the water demineralization unit, the General Contractor has assembled the frame of the production building, completed the installation of sandwich panels and is installing windows, doors, gates and roofs. The contractor is installing equipment and process pipelines, and installing routes for instrumentation cables and electrical cables. Electrical equipment is being installed. The General Contractor has completed the installation of foundations for reservoirs and is installing tanks. In addition, the metalworks of the process rack are being assembled. The General Contractor plans to complete the installation works at this facility in August this year.
On the main site, the pumping fire extinguishing building and the electrical substation building have been installed, and the pumping feedwater building is being installed. In the central control room building of the main plant, works have been carried out for the installation of partitions, premises are being plastered, and the building is being cladded. In addition, the assembly of prefabricated reinforced concrete for the compression building has been completed, metal structures and brickwork of the compression compartment walls are being installed. The installation of metal structures for the methanol synthesis and ammonia synthesis, methanol rectification, separation of energy resources is being carried out. The General Contractor has installed reinforced concrete structures for the overhead part of the in-production trestle in all axes, is installing metal structures and supporting structures for cable products on the trestles.
About 60% of the volume of main site equipment installation works has been performed. The General Contractor has completed installation of rectification columns and is installing internal devices, preparing for the installation of instrumentation and control of the B 901 auxiliary boiler. The installation of process pipelines is being completed in the water circuit pumping station and fire extinguishing pumping station. The General Contractor continues to install the primary reforming furnace: the "cold" collector has been assembled, the modules of the radiant section of the reforming furnace, the chimney panels, and the chimney and air intake have been installed. Installation has begun of pipelines for the distribution of fuel gas to the burners and air supply ducts for combustion, and assembly of the exhaust fan. Work on preparing for the lining of the radiant section of the reformer furnace is under way.
There are more than 780 General Contractor and subcontractor employees on the construction site; the works are organized in two shifts. The General Contractor has 18 subcontractors working for it.