Fluor began work on the OL2K project in July 2004 by providing overall management consultancy and front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for utilities and infrastructure. The OL2K project was completed in June 2009 with a safety record that achieved 42 million safe hours without a lost-time incident.
In addition to the overall management consultancy and FEED work for utilities and infrastructure, Fluor was awarded the FEED and engineering, procurement and construction management for the seawater cooling towers, polyethylene expansion, expansion of existing utilities and infrastructure, and new utilities and infrastructure shared with aromatics.
During the five-year project, Fluor introduced innovative solutions to meet many of the unique challenges including assisting our Client in the development of a closed circuit seawater cooling system including onsite hyperbolic cooling towers.
This complex project was executed from Fluor's offices in Haarlem, The Netherlands; Manila, Philippines; Shuaiba, Kuwait; and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
At the peak of construction, field personnel totaled nearly 12,000 and Fluor utilized several local contractors and suppliers to help complete the project.