Pipelines and Transportation

Overview

EPCM specialises in the engineering, construction, EPC/Turnkey and project management of multidisciplinary transmission and distribution pipelines services for on- and offshore cross-country or short distance hydrocarbon, commodity and virtual pipelines.

We offer multi-discipline support across the full range of engineering design, project management and due diligence, pipeline refurbishments, pipeline cleaning and inspection, commissioning and operations and maintenance services – either standalone or tailored as a complete package.

Our expertise encompasses both small and large diameter pipelines for the transportation of products including:

  • Crude oil – light to heavy, with diluents and sweet to sour
  • Liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs) – butane, propane and propylene
  • Natural gas – sweet as well as sour natural gas, dense phase and high pressure, including in cryogenic Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) form
  • Refined petroleum products – gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, etc.
  • Special use gases & chemicals – nitrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, ammonia, liquid chlorine & sulfuric acid
  • Water – waste to potable, including seawater and produced water

Our team has vast international experience in pipelines and transportation, covering such as:

  • Overland long-distance transmission pipelines and associated facilities
  • Shore-crossing subsea pipeline systems associated with SPM/CBM loading facilities
  • Compression and pump stations including associated control systems
  • Upstream gas gathering networks, compression and processing
  • LNG/LPG/CNG/liquid fuels filling stations, road trucking, railway transportation and bunkering facilities
  • Vehicle and plant conversions to CNG/LNG
  • Fuel barge usage and conversion

 

SECTOR SERVICES

  • Field development studies; conceptual and feasibility designs; Pre-FEED, FEED and detailed design packages
  • Full EPC/turnkey pipeline services execution
  • Procurement of line pipe, valves, etc.
  • Refurbishments of existing pipelines and associated facilities
  • Cathodic protection systems (design, installations and DCVG, PCM, CIPS surveys)
  • Hot Tapping (design and execution)
  • Fire Systems
  • Pigging and Inline Inspections
  • Pipeline commissioning and start-up
  • Pipeline systems operations and maintenance
  • SCADA systems
  • Transient Hydraulic Analysis

Key Projects

  • Vopak Terminal Growth 4 Project (South Africa): Full EPC/Turnkey for liquid fuel multi-product pipelines with a total of 24 km x 16″
  • 3PL Pipeline Project (Cameroon): Project Management Consultants for a 355km 12” multi-products (petrol and diesel) pipeline linking various cities
  • Vanduze Tank Farm Project (Mozambique): FEED Study for a 300km liquid fuels pipeline, upgrade of pump stations and a 32,000m3 fuel storage facility
  • Tema-Akosombe Product Pipeline Refurbishment (Ghana): Refurbishment of 90 km x 6″ multi-products pipeline in Ghana, running from the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) to the Port of Akosombo on Lake Volta
  • Horn of Africa Pipeline Project (Djibout/Ethiopia): Technical Advisors for 490km liquid fuel pipeline and a 500,000m3 storage depot, designed to import multi-fuel products via SPM in the Port of Djibouti and to transport the products to storage facilities in Awash, Ethiopia (near Addis Ababa).