Prince George/Lloydminster Late Gasoline Project

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This fast track retrofit project was necessary to facilitate the transfer of high sulphur products between the Prince George refinery and the Lloydminster upgrader, due to the late start of the low sulphur fuels initiative at Prince George.

The Ausenco utilisation study of the existing Prince George rail and truck loading/offloading facilities determined that a new loading facility was needed.

The design required consideration for long term use and coordination with a number of neighbours and stakeholders. The detailed design and construction window was only three months.

The project scope included the addition of a new truck/rail loading rack compete with a deluge fire protection system, two new rail spurs and 1,100 lineal-feet of above ground interconnecting pipe rack. A vapor recovery system including a temporary blower and thermal oxidiser was designed for an existing API storage tank, converted to gasoline storage. The project also included the design, procurement and installation of several sales and transfer pumps and miscellaneous underground drain tanks.

Project highlights:

  • developed work scope and AFE estimate for the project
  • legacy data not available, utilised laser scanning to as-built existing facility
  • bolt-up design utilised to minimise hot work in gasoline tank farm
  • designed and constructed new facilities concurrently in Prince George and Lloydminster
  • provided engineering solutions and vapor recovery/disposal to solve short term tankage re-assignment
  • developed and coordinated the installation of new rail spurs and trackage.

Project details

Commodity
Oil sands
Location
Prince George, British Columbia and Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
Business line
Oil & Gas, Power
Client
Husky Energy Inc.
Timeframe
August 2004 - December 2004
Services
Engineering, Construction management