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ENI Versalis, Scotland

ENI Versalis, Scotland

    • Client:
    • ENI Versalis, Grangemouth, Scotland
    • Consultant:
    • Jacobs Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland
    • Project Description:
    • Elastomer product production expansion
    • Work-Scope:
    • Electrical and instrumentation services
    • Value:
    • £5.5M

Project Description

Brief Description

Versalis, the Italian chemicals producer entirely owned by ENI Spa, operates a large elastomer production facility in Grangemouth, Scotland. Jacobs Engineering in Glasgow was awarded the engineering, procurement, construction management (EPCM) contract to add a new 4th finishing line to their existing output, in addition to retrofitting a significant proportion of existing site services.

Kirby was contracted to install all electrical and instrumentation services associated with the project. The workscope included:

  • Removal of existing 11kV MV infrastructure and replacement with new 11kV boards and cabling
  • All associated LV main and sub-mains cabling and equipment
  • All lighting, general services and motive power
  • Specialist systems such as security, fire alarm and earthing
  • All controls/instrumentation services to approximately 2,000 I/O points
  • Hot/cold loop checking of all instrumentation
  • Full documentation service, system walkdowns and handover packs

In addition to the 4th finishing line building itself, there were a large number of sub-work packages within the existing ‘live’ Versalis site involving the installation of new boiler plant, refrigerant plant, effluent water treatment system, compressor systems and pumps etc.

Kirby worked under permitting regimes managed by both Jacobs and Versalis directly and participated in a number of large planned shut-downs to commission MV infrastructure, boiler plant panels etc.

Uncompromising Safety Standards

Manpower peaked at over 60, and given the nature of operations and interface with existing live services under Versalis permit control, management of EHS on site was considered critical. Kirby recorded no lost time statistics on the site and participated with Jacobs in promoting the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) safety philosophy throughout the duration of the project.