The two stage FEED study included a first stage to develop the existing plant concept to a fully optimised design concept. The second stage entailed the complete engineering and design of the identified plant packages sufficient to define detailed specifications and inquiries. This includes the materials handling system engineering (including port multi modal operation) and civil design including port side infrastructure, railway infrastructure and road infrastructure. Fichtner prepared a fuel storage and handling system package specifications and the draft package procurement tender documentation for issue.
In stage one Fichtner developed the fully optimised design concept including;
- plant process cycle and boiler optimisation;
- fuel delivery, storage and handling system concept design and optimisation. Our role during the second stage FEED study was the preparation of detailed specifications for;
- the materials handling system engineering (including port multi modal operation);
- civil design including port side infrastructure;
- railway infrastructure and road infrastructure.
In addition Fichtner prepared the draft package procurement tender documentation for issue.
The project realised numerous benefits such as generating renewable power for the equivalent of 170,000 homes annually, offsetting more than 300,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions and making use of the port infrastructure to generate revenue for the port, in addition to creating employment opportunities and boosting the local economy.