Aromatics Shutdown March – 2013
Orpic – Aromatics Plant - Sohar
Special Technical Services L.L.C (STS), was awarded the turnaround for Sohar Aromatics plant in March 2013.
Overall, the Turnaround was a success as total of 21,000 manhours were incurred without LTI, with no recorded re-works, and completion on time.
The scope involved maintenance of static equipments such as Exchangers, Columns, Vessels, Heaters, Tanks. Major repairs were executed to the steam drum and the column where internals removed, repaired and reinstalled. These jobs were additional to the planned scope. In addition, 2 floating head exchangers were opened, cleaned, reinserted and tested successfully. The Shutdown commenced on the 18th March and was completed on the 31st March.
PDO MD’s message praising STST HSE performance during a recent emergency at Yibal.
I’m also very proud of the achievements of operations and engineering staff and contractors STST and CPI at Yibal who went beyond the call of duty to restore production as quickly and safely as possible after the serious fire in December. The blaze damaged three oil transfer pumps but the team devised a temporary but effective solution by converting one of the three undamaged water transfer pumps into an oil pump.
The project, which included two weeks of engineering activities and assurance reviews, was completed in 47 days and has enabled PDO to add 1,100m3/d of deferred oil into the Yibal portfolio. Restoring production in such a short period and without a lost time injury was due to a combination of hard work, tremendous collaboration, good planning and the efficient management of HSE and site activities, including the use of surplus material from PDO stores.
Petroleum Development Oman L.L.C
Orpic – Polypropylene Plant - Sohar
Special Technical Services L.L.C (STS), was awarded the turnaround for Orpic’s Polypropylene plant in March 2013. .
Overall, the Turnaround was a success as total of 35,000 manhours were incurred without LTI, no recorded re-work, and the works completed on time
The scope was split into five (5) main areas namely common and utility, Extruder No. 01, Extruder No. 02, Poly No. 01, and Poly No. 02 which involved maintenance of static equipments such as Exchangers, cyclone, Reacto Filters, Vessels, Pits cleaning, Rotating Equipment Oil replacement, maintenance of Motors , removal and re-installation of Safety relief valves, Control valves and Manual valves. In addition to the original scope, there were a few additional work orders out of which two were critical. One in the reactor TC replacement and the support welding at the silo top.
The Turnaround commenced on the 4th March and was successfully completed on the 5th April. .
Special Technical Services L.L.C (STS) has been awarded the certificates for ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001:2007, for the Occupational Health and Safety Management System, by TUV Sud; a third party international certifying body.
TUV Sud has issued both the certificates on 30 July 2013 after carrying out an audit on STS integrated Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety management system and confirming compliance of the its HSE MS to both the international standards.
We are delighted to announce all our valuable Clients, Contractors, sub contractors, Suppliers, customers and friends about the recent shifting of our STS Head Office.
Our new office building which is located 500 meters behind the previously existed office. Our email addresses and all telephone numbers will remain unchanged.
Our address is as below.
Special Technical Services L.L.C
STS Building, Building No: 1/75/A, Block No: 223
Plot No: 15, block # 1/16
Dohat Al Adab Street
Sultanate of Oman
Thank you for your attention and we look forward to your continued support.
Bahrain Special Technical Services (STS) Co.W.L.L, has been awarded the coveted ISO 9001:2008 certification, for the Quality Management System, by AIB-Vincotte International Ltd, Belgium .
The scope of the certification covers the scope "Specialized Workshop Steel Fabrication, Construction and Maintenance of Surface and Sub-surface facilities including Civil, mechanical, HDPE, Coating, Electrical & Instrumentation Projects".
Nizwa Workshop Expansion& Development:
Special Technical Services L.L.C (STS) is proud to announce the expansion of our facilities at Nizwa workshop in order to meet the requirement of upcoming projects in Oman. We have successfully commissioned our new rolling machine (capacity 195 mm thk x 3 mtr wide / 239 mm thk x 2 mtr wide).
The fabrication bay is extended to now offer over 15,000 Sq. Mtrs of covered space which includes the following.
We had recently acquired vessel cladding capabilities in our workshop. The vessel strip cladding facility is capable of cladding vessels of dia 1.2 mtr and above with SS/other exotic materials.
On Wednesday 20th March 2013, following an external audit conducted by AIB-Vincotte, BSTS were officially certified under ISO 9001: 2008.
Our Operations Manager .Mr. Paul Guinane says,
"This achievement is the result of the excellent and diligent efforts of all our Bahrain staff, led by Mr. Udaykumar, BSTS QA Manager and his team and with the expert guidance of our corporate head of QA, Mr. Reji. The feedback from the auditor on the level of documentation, procedures and systems in place, along with the field "sampling" conducted, reveals the level of professionalism and commitment we possess in the organization. Congratulations to everyone involved in contributing to this successful achievement."
"This achievement is the result of the excellent and diligent efforts of all our Bahrain staff, led by Mr. Udaykumar, BSTS QA Manager and his team and with the expert guidance of our corporate head of QA, Mr. Reji.
The feedback from the auditor on the level of documentation, procedures and systems in place, along with the field "sampling" conducted, reveals the level of professionalism and commitment we possess in the organization.
Congratulations to everyone involved in contributing to this successful achievement."
Special Technical Services LLC (STS), participated at the 2013 International EOR & Heavy Oil Conference, held at Oman , Al Bustan Palace, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman between 4th March 2013 – 06th March 2013
The Presentation by the Group Business Development Manager L. Ramachandran on the construction issues faced by the local companies in Oman was well received.
Special Technical Services L.L.C (STS), is pleased to announce the award of the On Plot Amin Water Injection Development by Petroleum Development Oman LLC (PDO) on an EPC basis.
Amin Field Development involves design and construction of a standalone station at Amin field to cater for the water injection facilities for a peak water injection rate of 80,000 Sm3/ day and injection pressure of 60-90 bar(g) at wellhead.
This project holds significant strategic importance for PDO and figures in the top 70 projects for Shell currently under development.
The inset photographs show KO Meeting in progress at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.