The GME project included the addition of a second crude processing train with associated downstream units. The second train added 180,000 bpd of capacity, with full conversion of bottoms via the addition of a maximum-sized two-drum coker.
To execute engineering for this major project, Fluor leveraged 1,100 engineers (at peak) through global resources and local partners. Engineering and procurement was led by the Houston Office and work shared with ICA Fluor in Mexico City, Fluor offices in Manila and New Delhi, and a local engineering firm. Over 71,000 engineering drawings and documents were produced, including more than 27,000 isometrics. During critical production, Fluor issued an average of more than 1,000 isometrics/week, reaching a single week peak of 1,400. Engineering data, vendor data, and drawings were shared across the world, with the Client, and ultimately with the construction forces utilizing Fluor's Projects OnLine℠ web-based data management system.
Purchasing power was increased through the use of blanket commodity orders, Fluor key supplier agreements, and Marathon Alliance vendors with strategic sourcing initiatives designed to secure fabrication resources ahead of the anticipated market growth. Major materials and equipment were sourced from 12 countries resulting in 7,700 truckloads and 50 separate barge loads delivered to the site.
Fluor provided field construction management for 81 subcontracts, which ultimately resulted in an average workforce of 3,800 direct field craft workers with approximately 6,800 workers at peak (over 9,600 total craft and staff at peak). Material receiving, warehousing, and issuing were controlled through the use of Fluor's MaterialManager® materials management system. Material laydown for the facility covered 70 acres with 114,000 separate material requisitions filled by the Fluor warehouse organization.