Fluor performed basic engineering services for the Natref Clean Fuels 2 project, following the successful completion of a feasibility study and conceptual engineering. The project entailed the development, design and building of new process units to meet legislated fuel specification, as well as the evaluation and consideration of some extensive modifications to existing units.
Basic engineering was led by Fluor's Woodmead, South Africa office, with work share in Amsterdam and New Delhi. A key component of the basic engineering phase was detailed up-front planning and developing a viable and cost-objective project execution strategy to safely drive efficient project delivery, which included modularization. Fluor mobilized key resources and subject matter experts from around the world to ensure that the entire planning and execution of the project was conducted smoothly.
Offsite prefabrication was adopted to allow a safer work environment for the craft, while at the same time improving productivity and efficiency. This approach further reduced on site labor requirements with the associated permitting issues. The Fluor team developed a detailed labor relations plan, involving a high content of local craft involvement.