Northern Silica contracted an EPCM company to develop and install their commercial frac sand operation. However, the plant experienced several shortcomings with design and construction quality.
On April 2018, Ausenco was retained to provide remedial engineering and construction services that would overcome the deficiencies in the initial design, prepare an operational readiness plan for the plant, and execute the commissioning of the project.
Following the completion of these services in August 2018, Northern Silica identified the need for operational support and retained Ausenco to assist with ramping up production.
Ausenco provided operations, & maintenance management services for the plant. These services included the full responsibility for the operations and reliability of the plant, as well as training and developing its operations and tradespersons.
Our operations and management services achieved the following: