LOCATION: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
CLIENT: Plains Midstream Canada
RELATIONSHIP: since 2005
The key focus of the Plains Midstream Fort Saskatchewan project was to expand the NGL storage and fractionation facility to maximize facility, storage and take-away capacity.
As part of the expansion, the new operating philosophy allowed for production of propane, butane and condensate, as well as a de-propanizer fractionation side-draw mixture of propane and butane. It increased the storage capacity of the existing salt storage caverns by adding new brine ponds and associated facilities for brine storage. New storage capacity was in the form of additional underground salt caverns to store produced and imported products.
To increase take-away capacity, Rangeland also designed a new butane and propane truck-loading terminal.
A key challenge of the Plains Midstream Fort Saskatchewan project was integrating the new facilities into the existing operational plant.
The facility design included:
- Wash water system & well facilities
- Hydrocarbon API pumps
- API storage bullets
- Calcium chloride dehydrators
- HPS water injection pumps
- Truck loading facilities
- Brine transfer pumps
- Underground intrasite pipeline
- Utilities and offsite facilities
- All utilities and control systems
This project presented new challenges to establish design standards for an expansion to an existing facility under a new owner.
— Roy Mathis, Director of Projects
- FEED design
- Detail engineering design
- Procurement, materials management
- Construction support
Markets: NGL storage, NGL processing, handling and transport, truck terminal