INSIDE THE PROJECT
Kokosing completed commissioning of a 200 mmscfd cryogenic natural gas processing plant addition within an operating facility. Our seamless style of working jointly with our affiliate group of companies, allowed Kokosing to self perform the plant’s concrete foundations, structural steel erection, process piping, electrical, instrumentation and controls and process equipment installation construction. Challenges included an extremely compressed work schedule, due to client commitments to supply gas to market; a restricted work area due to the site being located in a remote narrow valley with limited access into the site via a jump bridge we designed and installed; and extremely limited on-site equipment and material laydown. Along with the construction, our in-house Central Engineering Group provided logistics expediting, BIM, clash detection, and design of various components that supplemented the project team keeping complete control of the project and resources, leading to on-time delivery of the critical plant addition.
WHY IT MATTERS
The Utica and Marcellus shale regions contain some of the most productive and economic acreage in the United States. Producers continue to capitalize on this by building gas processing facilities in the same region where the productive drilling and gas gathering is occurring. In the past 2 years, Kokosing has commissioned 1,000 mmscfd natural gas cryogenic processing facilities on-time in the Utica and Marcellus.
inside the project
Our midstream client responded to the regional demand for gas processing by engaging Kokosing Industrial to provide fast-track construction services for four natural gas processing plants. Kokosing leveraged its depth of experience in a variety of delivery methods from construction management to design-build to traditional bidding. A majority of the work was completed while the plants were in operation, making planning of every pick critical to the safety of the employees and the ongoing operation of the plant. Kokosing provided logistics management for the transportation and expediting of equipment, vessels and prefabricated modules, provided design and construction administration services of the compressor buildings and assisted the Owner with commissioning of the plants. The four, 200 million standard cubic feet per day plants were constructed and commissioned on time, in less than a two-year timeframe.
why it matters
The start of Kokosing’s success – as one of today’s recognized leaders in cryogenic processing plant construction in the Utica and Marcellus shale region – came by working in partnership on consecutive projects for a few years with this midstream client. Along with the plant construction, Kokosing has been constructing and fabricating compressor stations, various site preparation contracts, barge and truck load-out facilities, gas storage facilities and numerous projects associated with the build out of the natural gas network in the region.