Client
DuPont Canada Inc.
Location
Gibbons, Alberta, Canada

DuPont Canada Hydrogen Peroxide Facility

Fluor provided detailed engineering, procurement assistance, and construction services for this grassroots 36,000-ton/year Hydrogen Peroxide facility in Canada.


Hydrogen peroxide grassroots facility -EPC services
Client's Challenge

Inside Battery Limits (ISBL) includes all design areas containing process units. These units are a duplication of an existing DuPont Canada plant in Maitland, Ontario. Modifications were made in order to adapt the plant to Alberta conditions (winterization, seismic, building codes, etc.)

Outside Battery Limits (OSBL) includes an access road, a railway spur, a truck loading facility, tankage for product storage, piping tie-ins to local utilities (natural gas and potable water) cooling water, steam generation, hydrogen generation and purification, and an effluent outfall to the North Saskatchewan River.

Extensive studies were performed to develop a plant design that had minimum impact on the environment.


Hydrogen peroxide facility in winter -EPC services
Fluor's Solution

By using and improving on the original design of the ISBL, the project team reduced engineering, fabrication, and installation costs substantially. The project was completed under budget and in 22 months, which was a significant improvement in schedule from the original plant.

Special efforts were made throughout the project to keep the local community fully aware of facility and environmental developments. For example, town hall meetings were held, an open house at the plant with site tours was conducted, green areas were maintained around the site, and the involvement of local labor and services was maximized.

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Hydrogen peroxide facility exterior -EPC services
Conclusion

The plant was mechanically completed and signed over to DuPont in 1991.A small team of tradespeople assisted with start-up and commissioning.

An enviable construction safety record of zero lost time accidents on 1.25 million hours worked was established on the project, which involved 800,000 field craft hours (indirect, direct, and subcontracted).