Yanpet Expansion Project

Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

Fluor was, the program management contractor for the total project. We performed the front-end engineering design (FEED) and the procurement of critical equipment and materials. We also and prepared the appropriation cost estimate for Phase I. For Phase II, we provided engineering, procurement, and construction services for the utilities and offsites, as well as polymers engineering and procurement services.

The expansion facilities provides 800,000-metric-ton-per-year ethylene capacity and converts ethylene into 535,000 tons of polyethylene and 410,000 tons of ethylene glycol. In addition, it provides 260,000 tons of polypropylene.

Fluor's Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI) programs of Value Engineering, Value Awareness and Constructability identified significant savings for this project and reduced or eliminated schedule risk.

Company: Fluor Daniel Arabia Ltd. - Yanpet Expansion Project
Location: Yanbu Al-Sinaiyah, Saudi Arabia
Position: Computer Services Manager
Duration: August 1997 to December 1998

Assisted in supervising the contractor in the installation and commissioning of the field network and telecommunications infrastructure for the temporary construction. The network topology is a combination of FDDI ring and star connecting eight (8) individual buildings on a 4 sq. mile land area. The network infrastructure consists of seven (7) units of Xylan 9-slot OmniSwitch running on firmware revision 3.1.9, two (2) units Bay network hubs, two (2) units of Accton Cheetah hubs and one (1) unit of Cisco 4500 router. The purpose of the router is to link the existing Yanpet FDDI network with the temporary construction network.

Managed the temporary construction enterprise network consisting of four (4) units of Novell IntranetWare 4.11 server (under a single NDS tree-multiple partitions), two (2) units of MS Windows NT 4.0 Server (1 for RAS communications and 1 for MS Exchange), six (6) units of Lotus cc:Mail post office and one (1) unit of MS Exchange post office. Also managed the site computer support help desk consisting of three (3) software support specialists and one (1) hardware technician. Coordinates with network administrator's of other Fluor Daniel offices regarding e-mail mailbox transfers. And with Mobil global computer support team regarding software system application changes.

Managed the telecommunications phone systems running on a Lucent Definity PABX with 250 line extension and 12 main trunk lines. Supervised the "class of service" programming for each individual extension including the installation of new instruments and call billing. Smaller key systems managed also include low-end Lucent Merlin series and ROLM digital KTS units