LogiCamms: design solutions for complex pipeline projects

This was displayed in the recent Sidewinder Production Station Project, where ITL’s experience in gas processing facilities, coupled with its ability to tailor project delivery to meet client expectations resulted in the production station being completed on time and on budget.

ITL was engaged to deliver the engineering, procurement, construction and management contract for the Sidewinder production station in Taranaki, New Zealand. The production station has the capacity to process up to 30 million standard cubic feet of natural gas per day at a maximum operating pressure of 66.2 Barg. Raw hydrocarbons and gas are extracted from the wells and separated into condensate, gas and water. The gas is then exported to the vector 300 line running from the Kapuni to the pipeline via a 3.4 km,
203 mm diameter pipeline. A tanker load out facility allows the condensate and water to be trucked offsite.

The installation proved to be challenging, with site construction taking place in winter in one of the wettest locations in Taranaki.

The plant was pre-built and assembled in shop, then disassembled and transported to site and reassembled on concrete foundations. Once the plant was completed and handed over to operations, the plant started work within one hour once the pipeline was available.

ITL Mechanical Engineer Henning Kruger felt that one of the strengths of the project team was that it was a small, close and independently-minded team, with everyone knowing what was required and caring about the end product.

“Above all, it was a great attempt to see what could be done. We came up against new obstacles during the course of the project, but knuckled down and dealt with them as they arose,” said Mr Kruger.

LogiCamms’ capabilities span the complete project lifecycle from regulatory approvals and land access consulting through to engineering design, procurement, commissioning and ongoing asset optimisation solutions.

For more information visit www.logicamms.com.au

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