Fluor's scope includes the utilities block, together with interface management. Fluor was also responsible for the engineering design specification phase. Utilities structures, involved in producing the bitumen, are used for electrical distribution, automation, and third-party product handling. Fluor additionally carried out front-end engineering and design, engineering, and procurement for these structures. Our process team achieved reconfigurations and reissued process flow diagrams (PFDs). The project team also identified several opportunities to improve the internal rate of return for the project, including use of Fluor's 3rd Gen Modular ExecutionSM and an integrated EPFC solution with direct hire construction and utilization of the SMFI module assembly facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This is the first project to execute 3rd Gen Modular Execution in a distributed execution environment.
Additionally, the Client mandated use of the AutoPLANT design platform, on which the Fluor project team excelled. This led the Client to engage Fluor in the audit process on other project areas. Excellent Client relations resulted in sole source negotiation of the EPFC scope of the project for Fluor.