Fluor conducted studies for the project, performed preliminary engineering, and prepared a cost estimate and a lump sum, turn-key bid package of $300 million. Fluor then carried out detailed engineering, procurement, construction management and commissioning for the offshore single-point mooring and pipeline, as well as an onshore terminal, and pipelines and pump stations. The single-point mooring, off the port of Klaipeda, had an offloading capacity of up to 4,932 cubic meters per hour.
Fluor's work scope also included SCADA (supervisory control and pipeline data acquisition system), crude oil shipping pumps, the onshore pipeline, a storage tank for “early oil scheme” piping directly to booster pumps, the 22-inch onshore pipeline linking the Mazeikiai Refinery to the Butinge Terminal, a 110 KV power line from Sventoji substation to the terminal's 110 KV substation, three 50,000-cubic-meter floating-roof tanks for crude oil, fixed-roof tanks for storage of diesel fuel and slop oil, a wastewater treatment plant and three terminal substations.
The engineering, procurement and construction management portion of the project began in July 1995. Construction required that some foundations be kept under steam to defrost the ground.
To meet the expedited construction schedule requirements, the project team chartered the world's largest cargo plane, the Antonov AN-124, to bring in all the needed equipment and supplies.
The project was completed ahead of schedule in July 1999.