Case Studies

Engineering Case Study

JGC, the largest engineering contractor in Japan, had selected Honeywell to provide integrated control and safety systems for Dolphin Energy Limited, in late 2004.

The Honeywell systems have been provided to automate two offshore gas production platforms in Qatar's North Gas Field and a large onshore gas processing plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. Components of this integrated system included Experion (TM) PKS, Shadow Plant(R) and Honeywell process and emergency shutdown systems.

The entire engineering and development of the system was carried out in Singapore.

NuVista was given the mandate by Honeywell to provide the engineering and project team for the project. The project management was carried out by Honeywell employees.

Since late 2004, Nuvista engineers were a part of the Dolphin project team, carrying out the following tasks:

  • Preparation of I/O List from the P&ID.
  • Preparation of Functional Design Specification for all Control schemes and the Hardware Specifications.
  • Preparation of control logics for the control schemes as narrated by the vendor.
  • Preparation of custom graphics, shapes and displays as per the P&ID.
  • Testing the implementation of logics by conducting F.A.T test to ensure the operational efficiencies as per the requirement.
  • Supporting in System setup for the DCS, OTS systems, like setting up OS, formatting the machines, and in installation of required software for the functionality.
  • Supporting in the Networking setup of all the machines in DCS, OTS systems.
  • Supporting in taking the backup of all essential programs in regular basis.
  • Supporting the OTS team to test the DCS system by explaining the control logics.
  • Preparation of Master Documentations for the overall project.

The NuVista team size varied from a single engineer in 2004 to a maximum of 12 engineers in late 2005.

The completed system was shipped out of Singapore in early 2006 and since April 2006, our engineers have been involved in the S.A.T, pre- commissioning and commissioning of the system at site in Qatar.

Our five engineers are expected to be at site until end 2007 commissioning Stream II of the project.