Rabigh refinery and petrochemical complex expansion and upgrade (Saudi Arabia) to produce 1.3 million tons of ethylene, 900,000 tons of propylene and 80,000 bbl / d of gasoline and other refined products, involving 25 Units, Utilities, Offsite and Pipelines.
Vepica and its three partners (Linsday C.A, Pyecsa SA de CV y Tordec SA de CV) formed a consortium to execute this project. Vepica was responsible for producing the validation of the Basic Engineering for process and auxiliary services, development of detail engineering, international procurement, shop and field inspection and project management. Additionally, Vepica provided support throughout the project execution, field engineering during construction, commissioning and start-upCase Study
At the Furrial Oil field located in the Monagas in North-East Venezuela, Vepica is developing the EPC for one of the largest onshore gas compression station in the country. The new facilities have a nominal capacity of 200 MMSCFD @60 psig (suction pressure) and 1300 (discharge pressure). Jusepin 200 has been using gas turbine driven centrifugal compressors: 4 trains for 200 MMSCFD, with 2 one-stage low pressure trains (60 to 250 psig) and 2 two stage high pressure trains (250 to 1300 psig). Each train is composed of centrifugal compressors (STC-SV) driven by gas turbines (SGT400).Case Study
The objective of this Project was to construct surface facilities, using proven technologies and to test reservoir behavior under two new hot production mechanisms: SAGD (Steam Assisted Gravity Drain) and HASD (Horizontal Alternating Steam Drive). The aim was to explore the best scheme to increase, on a larger scale, the recovery of oil in comparison with cold production.Case Study
Expansion and modernization of the Puerto La Cruz PDVSA Refinery, to comply with future regulations in gasoline and diesel, maximizing the production of high octane gasoline components, while minimizing the impact on the environment. The project includes the addition of the following: Naphtha Splitter, Heavy Naphtha Hydrotraeter, Catalitic Reformer, LPG Treatment & Fractionator, Diesel Hydrotreater, Sour Water Stripper, Fuel Gas Amine Treater, Amine Regeneration, Sulfur Recovery / Tail Gas, and Utilities and Interconnecting Piping.Case Study
Apart from the process units, Vepica was also responsible for the design, procurement and construction of 6 technical and 4 non-technical buildings. Four electric sub-stations, A/C facilities, lighting, electrical connections and a firefighting system. Two explosion proof buildings: Central Control Building 956 m2 (10,290 ft2) and the Coker Operator Building 450 m2 (4,844 ft2). Engineering studies to define the basic design, costs and schedule for the Davis Refinery, a high-conversion crude oil refinery to be constructed in southwestern North Dakota to serve Bakken crude oil producers and local liquid fuels and chemicals markets. Upon completion of these studies, Meridian, with BASIC’s and Vepica’s support, will complete the permitting and approval requirements, finalize all project financing and make final announcements regarding the commencement of detail design, procurement, construction and start-up of the Davis Refinery.Case Study
Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a 122 MBPSD upgrader for extra-heavy crude (8.2° API), to produce 110,000 MBPSD f upgraded crude 15.2°API.
Project scope included the design of new Crude Fractionation Facilities to process 25,000 BSPD of light crude (API 38.2°or API 45.8). The facilities handle single crude streams or a combination of these two feedstocks mixed in any ratio. Fractionation facilities consisted of an Atmospheric Distillation Unit (ADU) designed to process 25,000 BSPD and provide the product's inflow to storage facilities as well as the utilities required to support the proper and safe operation of the process systems.Case Study
Offshore facilities for handling 70 MBPD of crude oil, 32 MMSCFD of gas for reinjection, 5 MMSCFD for gas lift, 90 MBPD of water for reinjection, in a high environmental sensitivity area.Case Study
This project consisted in the expansion of the existing facilities and additional installations to produce polypropylene. The results are designed to increase the polyolefin’s production threefold. Vepica participated in the detail design, together with Tecnicas Reunidas, including process, mechanical, piping, civil, electrical and instrumentation engineering at TRs offices in Madrid, Spain.
Review of basic engineering developed by Dragados (Spain) and the development of detail engineering, with 3D models (PDS), preparation of requisitions, evaluation of offers and review, approval and expediting of supplier drawings, for the expansion project Lázaro Cárdenas Refinery of 190 MBSD, Minatitlán, Veracruz State, Mexico. 2005.
Field engineering support and commissioning support for the Keyera Vitasul facility located in Strachan, Alberta, Canada. A Rapid Release Sulphur (RRS) fertilizer pellet manufacturing facility, capable of manufacturing 210,000 metric tons per year of pelletized fertilizer. Keyera is Joint Venture (JV) with Sulvaris (50/50) in which Keyera operates the facility. The facility consists of 5 major process areas: Homogenization and Filtration, Liquid Additive Preparation, Batch Weighing, Mixing & Feeding, Pelletization and Drying, Cooling, Product Storage & Load-Out.Case Study
The design of a grassroot New Sulfuric Acid Plant with a capacity to produce 800 MTD of sulfuric acid 98% concentration and 80 MTD of Oleum 106% equivalent, using solid sulfur from petroleum refining as raw material, plus the increase of storage capacity adding three sulfuric acid storage tanks of 1.200 cubic meters each, and two oleum storage tanks of 300 cubic meters each.
Chlor/Alkali Plant to produce 120.000 MTY of Chlorine Gas, 134.000 MTY of Caustic Soda and 32.000 MTY of Hydrochloric Acid (32% by weight), using Oxytech membrane technology, to replace the actual plant operating with mercury cells technology. The project was developed on the site of the existing plant, using the existing storage area and facilities, demolishing some of them and relocating others such as storage tanks, to obtain the space required for the new plant.Case Study
Engineering Services, Procurement support and Construction Supervision for the installation of two (2) General Electric turbo generators model GE-MS7001EA, with a capacity of 85.4 MW (ISO) each, working in Single Cycle and operated initially with liquid fuel, and the design in the basic engineering phase, taking into account the future forecasts for gas operation and an 80 MW Combined Cycle Steam Turbine, to reach 250 MW, as well as necessary infrastructure works for the Plant: ground movement, drainage, foundations, control room, warehouse, workshops, guardhouses, water supply and treatment systems, fire, compressed air supply and electricity.
Vepica as part of the Consortium “Generacion P135 Masa-Vepica” is currently carrying out an EPC and O&M project in Colombia which consists of the Engineering, Purchasing, Construction, Assembly, Testing, Commissioning and Operations & Maintenance for three (3) electrical power generation plants in Paez, Porvenir and La Granjita, Colombia for Ocensa. The project requires around 1,000,000 man-hours from the engineering stage to commissioning, start-up, operation and maintenance. This EPC and O&M contract is being carried out as a multi-office project, in collaboration with multiple Vepica branch offices.Case Study
Engineering Services, Procurement Support and Construction Supervision for the installation of two (2) General Electric turbo-generator units model GE-MS7001EA, with a capacity of 85.4 MW (ISO) each, for a total capacity of 170 MW, working in Simple Cycle and operated with gas, as well as the necessary interconnections with the services that will be supplied by other providers, for the operation of the units that are the object of this scope.
The Tacoa power generation complex was built between 1956 and 1966 and suffered a devasting fire during 1982. In 2005, a major reconditioning and re-instrumentation project on boiler CRZ #5 was performed, which at the time formed part of the thermoelectric generation complex of La Electricidad de Caracas, including Tacoa and Arrecifes expansion, located in Vargas State, Venezuela.
Installation of 195 solar panels of 230 watts each, in Vepica's new offices located in Caracas, Venezuela. The panels add 45 kWh to the internal grid and account for energy savings of up to 10%.
Project Management contract for a 50 MW solar power plant. Engineering and equipment were prepared in U.S.A. by the client. Construction was carried out by a Honduran construction company.
During 2015, Vepica started the engineering, procurement, construction and start-up process for a new continuous casting machine, as part of the “Technological Recovery of the Alfredo Maneiro Steel Mill (SIDOR) and Downstream Developments” in Venezuela. These new installations, which will be adjacent to SIDOR’s existing sheet steel mill, will have a yearly output of 800,000 tons of round and square steel bloom, which is the key input for the manufacture of seamless piping and structural profiles. Vepica is carrying out the Overall project management, Procurement of minor equipment and bulk materials and the construction of the new steel mill facility, as well as the infrastructure needed for the installation of the new continuous casting machine, supplied by Italian manufacturer DANIELI. The project will be completed in early 2018, with an investment of 4.5 million man hours.Case Study
The “Second Line Pellet Plant - FMO” is a Travelling Grate Machine – Rotary Kiln process to produce 3 Million Ton/year. It’s feedstock is 100% iron fines, bentonite is used as a binding agent, an dolomite as aggregate. Vepica is responsible for the procurement of all required materials and miscellaneous equipment, and to execute the construction and installation works of the plant up to Mechanical Completion plus Commissioning support to MCC "China Metallurgical Group Corporation”, who contracted Vepica to carry out these works. MCC provided the Detail Engineering and the Procurement of the main process equipment. The Second Line Pellet Plant key metrics include 60.000 m3 of concrete, 11.000 tons of steel structure and 750 kms of cable, with approximately 70% of process equipment already at site. An estimated 6.5 million man hours of direct labor are required. Project completion is planned for December 2018.Case Study
Development of Basic Engineering for the entire project and Detail Engineering for phase I, of the new production plant for three types of alcoholic beverage: rum, vodka and smirnoff ice, located in La Miel, Lara State. The project includes the construction of a LEED design administrative building.
Construction Management for the civil, mechanical, electrical, architectural and urban works in the construction of the Casa de la Moneda de Venezuela.
This engineering project was prepared with a combination of own resources and turn key contracts for specific systems. The building has 6 parking levels, reception level, three office levels and a terrace with gymnasium, kitchen and dining hall. There is an additional level over the terrace that accomodates the air conditioning equipment and solar cells.
EPC for 10 vacation buildings of 3 stories each, with a total of 12 apartments per building, developed over a 16,900 m2 (181,910 ft2) area. The Project included all services, roads, parking lots, landscaping and a social area building.