Please find below the details on our SPI support role for
the SATORP project. This is our proven execution strategy
for large scale multi office SPI engineering projects.
(Saudi Aramco TOTAL
Refining & Petrochemical
Company) is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and
TOTAL S.A. The joint venture was formed to process
400,000 barrels per day at the Jubail Refinery in
the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The plant will
be a full conversion refinery and will process Arabian
heavy crude. (Total investment of approximately US
SATORP adopted Intergraph’s SmartPlant Instrumentation
(SPI) as its Central Shared Instrumentation Database (CSIDB).
SmartPlant Instrumentation will enable all of the EPC’s
working in the project to create and manage SATORP's instrumentation
documents and drawings.
Since August 2008 EngineeringSupport.eu is providing the
SmartPlant Instrumentation (SPI) support for the SATORP
project. Our company was contacted by Intergraph during
the FEED phase of the project, our employees became part
of the so called PMT(Project Management Team) of SATORP.
Working from the Technip office in Rome, Italy. During the
last months of the FEED phase (performed by Technip) we
converted the SPI database into a so called As-Built / To-Built
setup allowing the split of the plant structure into the
so called work package’s.
Besides of getting the FEED SPI database ready for execution
of this large scale multi office project EngineeringSupport.eu
also started to develop all the SPI related specifications,
Custom Infomaker reports and SmartPlant specific procedures.
SPI <> Control System Interface
Engineeringsupport.eu automated the exchange of control
system data to and from SPI and the selected control system
supplier (Invensys). All the EPC’s (9+) working on
the project simply used this to export the control system
data from the various SPI modules to the exchange database.
After implementation / configuration of the control system
the EPC contractors will receive the completed exachange
database including the wiring and hardware information.
Using the SPI import module this data is used to create
the cabinets, marshalling racks, IO Cards, IO assignments
EngineeringSupport created all the custom Infomaker reports
used on the project for issuing the official revisions of
the instrument index, IO Schedules & Hook-Up assignments.
These report have build in revision control to be able to
compare and highlight the changes between various revisions.
These reports are shared among the EPC offices by means
of an executable file.
After the FEED phase the database was loaded into a hosted
environment and projects were created and assigned to the
different EPC contractors. Each EPC office appointed a so
called SPI superusers who provided the first level of support,
he is the main contact for the EngineeringSupport SATORP
Overview of the EPC with their assigned package's
Package 1: Distillation &Hydrotreating Tecnicas Reunidas,
Package 2A: Conversion Technip Italy SpA, Rome
Package 2B: Sulphur/ Amine Daelim Industrial Co Ltd, Seoul,
Package 3: Aromatics Samsung Eng Co Ltd, Seoul, Korea
Package 4: Coker Chiyoda Petrostar/Samsung Eng Co., Yokohama,
Package 5A: Interconnecting, Utilities Technip Italy SpA,
Package 5B: Plant utilities SK E&C, Seoul, Korea
Package 5C: Auxiliary Utilities M.R. Al-Khathhlan, KSA
Package 6: Refinery Tank Farm Rotary Engineering Limited,
Package 7: Permanent Infrastructure Al Osais, KSA
Package 8: Pipelines and Off plot Facilities GCC, KSA
Package 9: Port Tank Farm Dayim, Punj Lloyd KSA
Package 10: Permanent communication Sumitomo, KSA
All the EPC contractor use the Citrix environment to connect
to the Central Shared Instrumentation Database (CSIDB).
Our company is supporting these SPI users (100+) with their
daily engineering SPI activities like imports, query's,
reports, SPI data issue's etc. Due to the global execution
our team is on standby 7 days a week.
SPI Key figures:
- 360.000+ Tagnumbers
- 120.000+ Hardwired IO
- 74000 Datasheets
- 900 Marshalling Racks
- 10.000+ Junction boxes
After engineering is finished and the plant is commissioned
the SPI projects need to be merged back into one central
SPI domain. (SATORP
project is expected to be completed in 2013).