Sherritt International – Cuba

Gas Liquids Engineering Ltd. (GLE) has provided complete EPCM solutions for Sherritt International in Cuba on three power production facilities, with a combined power production of 500 MW; Varadero West, Puerto Econdido, and Boca de Jaruco.

Puerto Escondido, Cuba

  • 3,200 m³/d heavy oil and 500,000 m³/d solution gas collection battery with oil treating, water treating, and disposal facility
  • Project Management – Budget, schedule, packaging, shipping, stevedore, load management/storage, cost controls, inventory management, quality control, Sherritt/CUPET liaison, manuals (equipment, operating, training), and operator training
  • Design & Drafting – Process, civil, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, controls, environmental, safety, specifications (equipment and materials): detailed civil, mechanical, and electrical construction drawings
  • Procurement – Procure and expedite equipment, mechanical and electrical materials, construction tools, and materials
  • Start-up support and on-going technical advice
  • Preliminary design of facility expansion (sales oil and solution gas pipelines, compressor/dehydration station, fuel conditioning). National facility infrastructure study.
  • Process heat medium – 1125 US gpm of 60/40 TEG, heater duty of 22 MMBtu/hr
  • Utility heat medium – 265 US gpm of 50/50 EG, heater duty of 6 MMBtu/hr
  • Instrument air and nitrogen purge systems

Varadero, Cuba

  • Waste heat recovery system study to recover exhaust heat from a fuel gas turbine driven electric generator. Water from an oil battery would recover heat from the turbine exhaust to produce steam which would be used at the battery for process needs.
    10 MMSCF/d gas plant study: 300 US gpm amine sweetening, refrigeration, compression, 35 T/d sulphur plant
    Completion, workovers, production and operations management for an 11 well field (10º API) including liaison with Cuban regional officials. Responsibilities included coordination of office, field, and contract services.
    Detailed engineering for a 10,000 bbl/d facility upgrade comprising a gathering system, test/metering/pump stations, and major treating facility c/w ship loading facilities. Also, a comprehensive feasibility study to examine the economic scenarios for phased expansions to 40,000 bbl/d.
  • Operations review and troubleshooting on and amine and IFPEX facility
  • Phase 1 – Responsible for the re‑engineering, 25% of the procurement, 50% of project management, 100% of construction troubleshooting, commissioning, and start-up for a 35 MW gas-fired power generation facility involving a 110 kV substation, a GEMS6001 turbine, and two 25 km transmission lines. A 15.5 MMSCF/d gas plant; 25% mechanical design, 50% of the procurement, commissioning, and start-up by GLE. The design provided recovery of 192 bbl/d of LPG and 133 bbl/d of condensate as well as 40 t/d sulphur.
  • Phase II – Responsible for 75% of the engineering, 75% of the procurement, 75% of the project management, and 100% of the commissioning and start-up for a 70 MW gas-fired power generation facility involving two GEMS6001 turbines and a 25 km transmission line. A 27.5 MMSCF/d plan; 25% of mechanical design, 50% of procurement, commissioning, and start-up by GLE – supplied the gas feed. The design provided recovery of 413 bbl/d of LPG and 286 bbl/d of condensate as well at 70 t/d sulphur.
  • Phase III – Responsible for the detailed engineering of the interfaces between three supplemental fired 400+ MMBtu/hr waste heat recovery boilers and the three GE-MS6001 gas-fired turbine generators. Also primary responsibility for engineering of the reverse osmosis (176 US gpm) water treatment system and its interface with the steam generation system, detailed engineering of the interfaces between the steam turbine generator/condenser/cooling water, and detailed engineering of the sea water intake and water desalination make-up. Field procurement of the equipment.

Boca de Jaruco, Cuba

  • Responsible for the engineering, procurement, project management, commissioning, and start-up for a 35 MW gas-fired power generation facility involving a 110 kV substation, a GEMS6001 turbine and a 5 km transmission line. A 15 MMSCF/d gas plant designed by GLE supplied the gas feed. The design provided for recovery of 166 bbl/d of LPG (C3 & C4) and 115 bbl/d of condensate as wells as 15 t/d sulphur.
    Integrated within the Cuba projects were the interconnection of the substations into the UNE National grid and the upgrading of the communications link to microwave. This modification became the backbone of a whole new system in Cuba and involved the MMI remote control interface in Havana, towers, and the transmission system.
  • Conceptual design and project logistics for a 4 MMSCF/d gas plant involving air blending scheme, 65 US gpm amine plant, 1200 hp compression, and a 150 hp refrigeration system
    Completion, workovers, production, and operations management for a 17 well oil field (30º API) including liaison with Cuban regional officials. Responsibilities included coordination of office, field and contract services

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