PROJECT HISTORY
 


AUM PROJECT TRINIDAD


Proman, along standing partners and through its affiliated company MHTL, already a world class player in the Methanol industry, has embarked on its AUM Project which comprises of a diversified petrochemical facility. This project represents Proman and its shareholders intent to move further downstream from primary petrochemical plants and seeks to exploit different market opportunities. 

This project continues the 20 year tradition of Proman's commitment to plant construction in Trinidad which began with the implementation of the first local methanol plant in 1990. That project was so successful that nine further plants for producing methanol and ammonia have since been built.

The new AUM complex consists of seven further plants for manufacturing ammonia, urea and ammonium nitrate (UAN) and melamine. With an investment volume of 1.7 billion US dollars this is the highest individual private investment which has so far been made in the history of Trinidad & Tobago`s petrochemical sector.

AUM represents the first major downstream petrochemical project in Trinidad and Tobago and the entire Caribbean region. IPSL is responsible for technical management during the plant construction and will maintain, operate and manage the facility upon its completion in 2010, on behalf of MHTL. The AUM Complex is the newest and single largest project being undertaken by IPSL. The AUM complex is located on Caribbean Drive and covers an area of 14.62 hectares.

Having developed a level of mastery in the management and operation of a single plant production unit, the AUM complex will test IPSL's ability to handle a multi-plant complex.

 
 

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2010 – MORÓN AMMONIA PLANT - VENEZUELA Ammonia Plant based on KBR Advanced Ammonia Process (KAAP). The project scope included project management services, electrical and instrumentation, basic and detailed engineering, civil engineering for substation, procurement of bulk piping and bulk electrical material, main electrical equipment, systems, field instruments and two year operating spare parts.
     
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2010 – METHANOL M5000 UPGRADE - TRINIDAD
Upgrade of MHTL’s M5000 Methanol Plant. The project scope included detailed engineering, project management and procurement of all equipment and materials required to achieve stable operation and increased production capacity for the world’s largest methanol facility. Successful integration of modifications during a plant turnaround. Project completion on time and in budget.
     
 
 
2007 – METHANOL TO POWER - TRINIDAD
The Methanol to Power Plant generates 8.5MW electricity utilizing a MAN TURBO nominal site rated 9.7MW gas turbine package using methanol as fuel. The project scope included management and engineering, awarding of subcontracts and procurement of bulk materials, tank and pumps, scheduling and controlling of the project. Turn-key completion within 14 months and in budget.
     
 
2007 – MO3000 METHANOL PLANT - OMAN
MO3000 Methanol Plant based on the Johnson Matthey low pressure methanol process with TEC’s MRF-Z Reactor and the TEC’s Steam Reforming Technology with a capacity of 3,000 MTPD. The project scope included management and engineering, awarding of sub-contracts and procurement of bulk materials, scheduling and controlling of the project. Turn-key completion within 28 months.
     
 
2005 – M5000 METHANOL PLANT - TRINIDAD
M5000 Methanol Plant based on the Johnson Matthey low pressure methanol process with a capacity of 5,400 MTPD. The project scope included management and engineering, awarding of sub-contracts and procurement of bulk materials, scheduling and controlling of the project and commissioning assistance. Turn-key completion within 25 months and in budget.
     
 
2004 – NITROGEN 2000 AMMONIA PLANT - TRINIDAD
Nitrogen 2000 Ammonia Plant based on the KBR Advanced Ammonia Process (KAAP) with a capacity of 1,850 MTPD. The project scope included awarding of construction contracts, management and engineering, sub-contracts and procurement of bulk materials, scheduling and control, commissioning assistance. Turn-key completion within 21 month and in budget.
     
 
2002 – CNC AMMONIA PLANT - TRINIDAD
CNC Ammonia Plant based on the KBR Advanced Ammonia Process (KAAP) with a capacity of 1,850 MTPD. The project scope included management, engineering and quality control, subcontracts and procurement of bulk materials, scheduling and controlling of all construction activities, field engineering and plant commissioning assistance. Turn-key completion within 24 months and in budget.
     
 
1998 – METHANOL IV PLANT - TRINIDAD
Methanol plant based on the ICI process with a capacity of 1,650 MTPD. The project scope included management, engineering and quality control, sub-contracts and procurement of bulk materials, scheduling and controlling, management of all construction activities, including field engineering and plant commissioning assistance. Turn-key completion within 19 months and in budget.
     
 
1995 – TTMC II PLANT - TRINIDAD
Methanol plant based on the ICI process with a capacity of 1,650 MTPD. The project scope included management, engineering and quality control, sub-contracts and procurement of bulk materials, scheduling and controlling, management of all construction activities, including field engineering and plant commissioning assistance.
     
 
1995 – TTMC I PLANT UPGRADE - TRINIDAD
Retrofit of a distributed control system and an uninterruptible power supply system to the methanol plant. The project scope included project management and supervision, project engineering and planning, negotiation and award of sub-contracts and integration of new systems into an operating plant. The project was completed on time and in budget.
     
 
1995 – EUROPEAN SPACE PROJECT - FRENCH GUIANA
Construction works for the Ariane Rocket Assembly Building. The project scope included project management and erection activities for all disciplines such as structural steel, electrical, instrumentation and control systems, project control including scheduling and construction administration as well as commissioning activities. The project was completed on time and in budget.
     
 
1995 – ESSO SINGAPORE SHU PROJECT - SINGAPORE
ESSO Singapore PTE Ltd., Singapore SHU Refinery Project, Detail Engineering by Foster Wheeler Italia. The project scope included project control and technical advice and guidance as well as consultancy services for the construction and assembly of several process units including preparation and loading for shipment. The project was completed on time and in budget.
     
 
1993 – CARIBBEAN METHANOL PLANT - TRINIDAD
Methanol plant based on the ICI process with a capacity of 1,500 MTPD. The scope included management, engineering, sub-contract awarding and procurement of bulk materials, scheduling and controlling, management of construction activities, including field engineering and commissioning assistance. As the first significant private investment in Trinidad, it was notably completed on time and in budget.
     
 
1992 – COAL GRINDING PLANT EXTENSION - GERMANY
Extension to a coal grinding plant including additional grinding and storage capacity and associated utility systems. The project scope included project management and project control, awarding of all sub-contracts, construction administration, scheduling and administration, interface engineering of main process packages and the supply and installation of utility systems.
     
 
1990 – PLASTERBOARD PLANT - CANADA
Construction of a plasterboard manufacturing facility for Eastern Gypsum Canada. The project scope included the detail engineering for civil works and electrical utilities as well as the supply of materials and the complete construction management and project control including scheduling and cost control. The project was completed on time and in budget.
     
 
1990 – DESULPHURISATION PLANT - CHILE
Sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and Hot Gas Cleaning Plants. The project scope consisted of project management including detailed project scheduling and coordination of the engineering contractors during the engineering and procurement phase as well as the construction management including supervision of local contractors for civil works, fabrication and mechanical and electrical erection.
     
 
1989 – VOLKSWAGEN AG EXPANSIO - GERMANY
Expansion Project comprising the installation of a fully automated monorail car assembly facility for Volkswagen AG in Kassel, Germany. The project scope included the electrical detail engineering and set-up of hardware and software for the automation process as well as the electrical and mechanical installation. Joint venture construction with IPM. Lump sum contract.
     
 
1989 – PORSCHE ASSEMBLY LINE - GERMANY
Subcontractor of Porsche AG, Germany responsible for the installation of modern car assembly lines in Germany. The project scope included the electrical and mechanical installation works during several installation phases including erection supervision and control. The project was executed on a lump sum contract price basis and was completed on time and in budget.
     
 
1988 – COAL GRINDING PLANT - GERMANY
Project management and project control, negotiation and award of all sub-contracts scheduling and administration, interface engineering of main process packages, supply and installation of utility systems, construction of a coal grinding plant producing coal dust as feed stock for steel mill blast furnaces and implementation of utility, power and control systems.
     
 
1987 – FORD ASSEMBLY LINE - GERMANY
Subcontractor of Ford Werke, Germany responsible for the installation of modern car assembly lines in Germany. The project scope included the electrical and mechanical installation works during several installation phases including erection supervision and control. The project was executed on a unit rate contract basis and was completed on time and in budget.
     
 
1987 – BASF AIR SEPARATION PLANT - GERMANY
Air Separation Plant designed by Air Liquide at Ludwigshafen, Germany. The project scope included mechanical and piping installation of the separation plant including construction management, supervision and control. The project was carried out in joint venture with Weber GmbH, with Proman heading the construction management. Contract on a lump sum and unit rate basis.
     
 
1987 – CHIANG KAI-SHEK THEATRE - TAIWAN
Installation of utility systems for Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Theatre including engineering power and control utilities for stage equipment, installation and supervision of stage equipment electrical power and control systems, crew training and start-up of equipment with an additional 6 month supervision of stage equipment during performance (performance commissioning).
     
 
1987 – NACAST CAST IRON FOUNDRY - EGYPT
El Nasr Casting Company Foundry based on Thyssen Rheinstahltechnik Engineering to manufacture cast iron pipes. The project scope included construction management with coordination and supervision of civil works, building erection and mechanical and electrical installation works based on a lump sum price contract. The project was completed on time and in budget.
     
 
1987 – PVC PLANT - ARGENTINA
INDUPA S.A.I.C PVC Plant based on Uhde process engineering. The project scope included project and construction management and supervision and control of the complete mechanical and electrical installation activities. Construction management contract concluded with MFB S.A., Siemens S.A. on a lump sum price basis. The project was completed on time and in budget.
     
 
1986 – POLYETHYLENE PLANT - ARGENTINA
PETROPOL S.M. Polyethylene Plant based on Uhde process engineering. The project scope included project and construction management and supervision and control of the complete mechanical and electrical installation activities. Construction management contract concluded with MFB S.A., Siemens S.A. on a lump sum price basis. The project was completed on time and in budget.