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    IMPORT & EXPORT TERMINALS

    Our primary focus is to support the worldwide expansion for the LNG industry. Specific services for Import & Export Terminals we provide include:

    • Conceptual Design
    • Front End Engineering Design (FEED)
    • Permit Submission
    • Operation Procedures
    • Technician Training
    • Startup & Commissioning
    • Project Completions
    • Owner's Engineering Support
    • Technology Evaluations

    The following describes the typical services that CH·IV would provide during the various stages of project development:

     

1. Site Selection TOP OF PAGE
    • Research location of resources required to support LNG development (land, marine access, pipeline take-away capacity, electrical transmission access, zoning, etc.),
    • Map review of potential sites,
    • On-site survey of potential locations,
    • Review of potential thermal exchange partners, and
    • Evaluation and ranking of potential sites.

 

2. Site Due Diligence TOP OF PAGE
    • Collect available information concerning previous site use, including geotechnical information and sub-surface obstructions,
    • Collect information concerning site water resources, including existing wells, surface waters, and municipal/industrial water sources,
    • Collect marine access details such as existing traffic, mean low water draft available, air draft obstructions, channel width, etc.,
    • Identify applicable zoning and permitting requirements for the site,
    • Collect information on the potential thermal exchange for the site,
    • Review gas (and electric) transportation capacity in the area of the site,
    • Characterize the ability of the planned facility to fit the available land, and
    • Evaluate the major impacts on project feasibility to determine the acceptability of the project site for development.

 

3. Conceptual Engineering TOP OF PAGE
    • Prepare alternative designs and perform initial sizing of components,
    • Develop heat balance for site,
    • Prepare conceptual engineering report including process flow diagrams and material balances, detailed project schedule, construction cost estimate, and O&M cost estimate,
    • Support development of detailed project proforma and financing approval,
    • Prepare project description and inputs for air and water permit modeling, and
    • Coordinate site land survey and geotechnical sampling performed by others.

 

4. Preliminary Engineering TOP OF PAGE
    • Obtain specific component operation characteristics for site from vendors
    • Develop project specific specification for major components,
    • Coordinate development of additional owner permits and update information in existing permits, as necessary,
    • Prepare site drainage and surface run-off containment drawings,
    • Detail interface requirements with connecting pipelines utilities or thermal exchange partners,
    • Finalize component selection, project cost estimates, and project schedule,
    • Prepare EPC (engineer, procure, and construct) specification,
    • Define contractor guarantees for facility performance (LNG tank heat leak, facility fuel utilization, total facility electrical power consumption), emissions control, maintenance, operation, documentation, and training,
    • Prepare preliminary engineering report documenting details of plant design, and
    • Provide technical support to evaluate bids and award EPC scope of work.

 

5. Detailed Design and Construction Support Engineering TOP OF PAGE
    • Perform technical review of specifications, drawings, and engineering calculations performed by EPC,
    • Provide on-site engineering support of construction activities, including initial site preparation,
    • Technical resolution of problems during unit construction,
    • Provide independent assessment of project schedule and corrective actions to ensure schedule compliance,
    • Review and approve proposed field changes to design,
    • Maintain project files during construction and review EPC as-built information,
    • Evaluate change orders to EPC scope, and
    • Coordinate activities between EPC, vendors and other organizations.

 

6. Start-up Support Engineering TOP OF PAGE
    • Technical resolution of problems during unit start-up,
    • Provide independent assessment of activity schedule during start-up,
    • Review test procedures for acceptance testing of performance and emissions,
    • Review results of acceptance testing for performance and emissions,
    • Prepare and provide operator/technician training, and
    • Maintain punchlist of items to be corrected by the EPC.
     
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