Fluor performed FEED for the offshore central gas processing platforms, including numerous layout improvements that helped reduce the size and weight of the platforms. Alternate designs were quickly evaluated using Fluor's proprietary 3D design tool, and the resulting PDMS 3D model was very detailed and complete in order to facilitate future detailed design. Multiple Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) and safety reviews were conducted to optimize the design, and a value awareness program was used to capture and document over US $230 million in potential cost savings without compromising safety or operability.
Fluor received recognition for producing a “Best in Class” FEED design. The design improvements made in the areas of hazard mitigation, operability and reduced maintenance costs were significant, along with the layout improvements and equipment optimizations.