Fluor was awarded a Basic Engineering Package for DSM’s grassroots synthetic rubber EPT-3 project in Geleen, The Netherlands. Due to the successful execution of this phase, DSM also contracted Fluor to perform the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) phases.
- Major unit operations for this synthetic rubber process are monomers drying, solution polymerization reactors, catalyst deactivation and extraction, degassing, stripping and crumb formation, crumb dewatering, drying, and packaging.
- The new plant was integrated within the existing two plants at Geleen.
- Several existing process and logistics systems required modifications because the new systems would be shared with existing ones.
- The project’s scope for the FEED-phase included the preparation of a Basic Engineering Package and the corresponding forced detailed cost estimate and the subsequent EPC-phase estimate including development of EPC-execution strategies, schedules, and selection of alliance partners.
- The project was executed by an integrated team of Fluor engineering personnel and DSM operations, maintenance, and engineering personnel.
- During the EPC phase, Fluor applied a multi-office execution strategy utilizing Fluor’s Haarlem office (The Netherlands) as the main operating center and Fluor’s office in Poland for Detailed Engineering and Design.