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New Britain Oils

Client New Britain Oils
Project Value £N/A
Status Complete

This ground-breaking oil refinery has been recognised by Greenpeace as a world leader in sustainable production. New Britain Oils, based in Kirkdale, processes oil from the fruit of palm trees which have been growing on plantations in a sustainable way as certified by the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

The tanks at the Bootle refinery in Liverpool hold 25,000 tonnes of oil all from sustainable sources. The oil produced in this plant comes from sustainable land only in contrast to many of their competitors who destroy millions of acres of rainforest to grow palm oil, putting native species like the Orangutan at risk.

We were awarded the contract for the design and build of this new Vegetable Oil Refinery in Liverpool UK. Once the site had been selected and a concept layout defined, we delivered the project through to testing and handover to the client for commissioning. Our scope also included management of the onsite construction works and development of a brownfield site.

A key challenge for the project was the timescale for the project. We used parallel programming to achieve a fast-track delivery and the project duration was approximately 18 months from concept in Summer 2008 to completion in March 2010.

The facility involved approximately 150 stainless steel process vessels with piping, electrical and control elements. A process technology provider was used for the main refinery process equipment. All other design work was carried out by PROjEN, a part of Capita.

The site lacked any main utility services and these were provided by us as part of the project scope. The project was executed by a team of approximately ten personnel on average with 25 at the peak of the project. A site management team of four personnel was utilised.

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