The Fluor team produced a detailed analysis of the project schedule to completely optimize the sequence of work. Also, in support of the tight construction schedule, the Fluor's Shanghai engineering team set a new record for Fluor in China for the production of piping isometrics. The BASF Ultramid® Polymerization Plant is now being used by BASF as the benchmark for other projects executed by Fluor China, Fluor Philippines, and Fluor Malaysia. The BASF Ultramid® Polymerization Plant included several tough engineering and construction challenges. The compact nature of the plant was a major issue in achieving the aggressive construction schedule.
The production building, which contains most of the process equipment, is 64 meters tall with a narrow footprint, and required sequential construction from bottom to top. The team also faced significant challenges with procurement, with some key suppliers not experienced with the fast track nature of international projects. The project included two production lines, a recovery unit, production conveyers, silos, a warehouse, waste water treatment, an office building, a tank farm, a cooling water tower, a 35-kilovolt substation, and a telecommunications system.