The Client is evaluating the feasibility and high level capital cost of building a liquid propane export facility.
Pressurized propane will be transported to the project location by rail, where it will be offloaded at the rail receiving terminal, pumped to an onshore marine terminal processing site, refrigerated and pumped to two LPG storage vessels. The rail receiving terminal and marine processing terminal are connected by an 11 km pipeline. Stored LPG will be transferred to ocean going vessels for export.
Ausenco was retained to execute the conceptual engineering study to define a viable design for the proposed exported facility and to prepare a Class 5 cost estimate for construction. Two development stages are planned:
Stage 1: Unload one unit train of 60 rail cars per day and load one very large gas carrier (VLGC) every two weeks for export.
Stage 2: Double the export capacity to 120 rail cars per day.
The key objective of the processing facility design is to minimize the footprint in order to reduce environmental impact and the construction cost.
Our Oil & Gas Consulting team, together with the Transportation & Logistics team performed the following:
- rail receiving terminal design
- processing facility design for both rail receiving terminal and marine processing terminal
- inter-terminal pipeline design
- civil design for earthworks required to construct the pipeline
- marine structural design for the floating storage vessel berth, berthing and mooring of oceangoing VLGC vessels
- Class V cost estimate