Kicking off in December 2013, Fluor, in a joint venture with Technip, served as the overall program manager for RAPID. Fluor and Technip also formed a JV (OUI JV) that was subsequently awarded the EPCM scope for the Utility, Interconnecting and Offsite (UIO) facilities for this massive project. Fluor’s Manila office provided design services for the UIO, supported by Malaysian engineers from Technip’s Kuala Lumpur office. At site, the construction management team peaked at over 1,000 staff with Fluor members being mobilized from across the globe.
The Fluor Shanghai team was already familiar with the INA technology from BASF, having previously designed and built a $400 million INA facility for BASF in Maoming, China. The challenge this time was how late the INA plant was awarded in the overall program. When detailed engineering kicked off in Shanghai, the UIO and other plants were already under construction.