Rak Gas LLC, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) awarded PGI a project to supply a Gas Sweetening plant for the "Bukha Gas Sweetening Plant". The plant is a 60 mmscfd Gas Sweetening unit, designed to remove H2S and CO2 from natural gas. The plant uses BASF sMDEA solvent which selectively removes H2S down to <15 ppm whilst slipping 5% CO2 (11% in feed).
Project award was made on 4th February 2009 and the last major equipment item was delivered by mid September (32 weeks). The contract is a full EPC which included supply and installation of 60 metres of pipe rack, a control building with DCS and Electrical Switchgear, firefighting system, Amine Storage Tanks, etc.
“This has been one of the great achievements in PGI's history as EPC contractor to complete the delivery of all equipment well ahead of project scheduled time”, PGI's General Manager Mr. Barry Graham said. He added "Delivering and Commissioning a US$17m Amine unit on an EPC basis in under 42 weeks is a significant achievement. I congratulate all who have been involved.”
On 8th November 2009 hot water was circulated through the plant after completing all pre-commissioning checks. The plant is expected to be filled with Amine on Wednesday 18th November 2009 after final leak testing, and will then be ready to run.
The full plant process and mechanical design was carried out by PGI’s in-house staff, with fabrication carried out at PGI’s Abu Dhabi facility.
This project has shown how PGI is able to plan, manage and execute these types of projects, and further underlines the expertise of the PGI team in delivering on mini-EPC type projects.