Projects

We believe the relationship between Kleinfelder | Hood and our clients should be one of mutual understanding and respect. Our clients appreciate how we work flexibly and collaboratively with them to ensure they are successful in achieving their project needs. Kleinfelder | Hood is equally appreciative of our clients’ contribution to our own success.

Specifically in Canada, Kleinfelder | Hood’s project expertise covers the full spectrum of the energy market in both conventional and unconventional energy. In addition to energy, Kleinfelder | Hood is also focused on providing services to the petrochemical and manufacturing industries.

We are proud of the relationships we have developed over the years with companies who share our values and our drive to succeed, examples of which are showcased in the following case studies.

Cenovus Energy, Foster Creek Site-Based Operations Projects

Hood was retained to assist Cenovus with project execution of small MOC type projects at their flagship 120,000bpd Foster Creek SAGD facility. These projects were throughout the plant and offsite areas, requiring all disciplines of engineering and supporting project services, such as estimating, scheduling, and project controls.

To execute the engineering cost-effectively and to Cenovus’ standards, the detailed engineering was to be performed near the Cenovus home office in Calgary. However, the projects’ primary stakeholders were site-based Operations personnel. These were brownfield projects in a mature operating facility, so significant site-based resources were required at a remote work site with limited accessibility. Historically, turnover of site-based project execution staff had been an issue, resulting in low overall productivity.

Hood integrated a team of project execution and support services staff into Cenovus’ project engineering team, significantly reducing Cenovus’ requirement to acquire and retain staff project personnel on site. This team was resourced through Hood’s Edmonton office, thus not competing in the challenging Calgary employment marketplace and resulting in a manageable commute to the work site. Hood is able to rotate personnel through the Edmonton office, providing valuable exposure to a broad scope of work in an operating facility environment, allowing personal growth possibilities and promoting long-term employment.

ZCL

ZCL Composites Inc, UST Double Containment Lining Installations

Hood was engaged by ZCL to support the field installation of their patented double wall containment lining system for underground storage tanks. Hood’s scope included the project management, construction management, QA/QC and safety supervision of ZCL’s Phoenix Lining System projects. The projects being supported are located globally, with the majority occurring in Hong Kong and the United States.

The upgrading of in-service, single wall, underground storage tanks to a double wall containment system in situ. Current legislative changes mandate the conversion of many single wall tanks currently in service to a UL listed, secondarily contained, fibreglass tank system. As a result of this change in legislation, the owners of many of these tanks face significant cost implications to change out the old tank with a new double wall tank.

Hood was retained to provide project management, construction management, QA/QC and safety supervision services to support ZCL’s Phoenix Lining System and take it from research & development to commercialization. Through the combined effort of Hood and ZCL personnel, the new Phoenix Lining System was introduced to the market as an alternative to tank replacement. Clients with single wall underground storage tanks currently in service can now upgrade those tanks to double wall containment in situ, with significantly reduced capital expenditure, construction impact and site downtime. Typical clients are fleet fuelling locations, chemical plants, bulk plants and retail service stations.

Celanese-EVA

Celanese, EVA Performance Polymers Facility

Hood is currently providing Engineering and Construction Management services to Celanese to support the operation of the EVA Performance Polymers Facility in Edmonton, Alberta. Hood has seconded four full time personnel to the Celanese facility operating team, to assist them in satisfying their Project Management and Technical requirements. In conjunction with the on-site personnel, Hood also provides full discipline Engineering and Design support out of our Edmonton office.

Hood frequently executes multiple projects for various operational groups within the Celanese EVA facility. A high level of coordination is required between Celanese personnel, Hood on-site staff and Hood home office staff to ensure project prioritization is established and project timelines are met.

Hood uses a Portfolio Management model to monitor multiple Celanese projects within the Edmonton office. A dedicated Project Manager coordinates all work coming in from both Celanese and our Hood on-site staff. This single point of contact streamlines the work assignments to the home office engineering team, and controls the prioritization of work and resources according to Celanese overall schedule and budget targets. Hood’s portfolio approach to execution, and our familiarity with the Celanese EVA facility and operation, gained from placement of full-time resources within the operating team, enables us to complete projects efficiently, and provide the best possible value to our client.

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Evonik Industries, Hydrogen Peroxide Plant Expansion

Hood was engaged by Evonik to complete detailed design for a plant expansion at the Redwater, Alberta facility. Hood’s scope included the design of a new reactor train, heat exchangers, structural steel supports, foundations and piping. The project consisted of a combination of modular components and site installed equipment, piping and steel structures.
The expansion was constructed in a congested area of the plant. Modifications to the existing structures and piping were required for the integration of the new train into the existing plant. In addition to achieving an aggressive schedule for this project, the design and installation were completed within an operating plant environment, making safety particularly critical to project success.
In addition to completing the detail design, Hood was also retained to provide Commissioning support for the project. Through the combined effort of Hood and Evonik personnel, the new equipment was brought online within the project timeline and has been producing at the target rates since start-up.
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Nexen, Long Lake SAGD Facility (Joint Venture with Opti)

Hood was retained by Nexen to complete Design, Procurement and Fabrication drawings for the Long Lake SAGD Facility. Hood’s scope included design and generation of pipe fabrication drawings for all small bore off-module piping (2” and under), purchasing of the small bore pipe and fittings and material management from suppliers to various fabrication facilities.
Nexen engaged multiple contractors to complete fabrication of the small bore piping for this project. A high level of coordination was required by Hood to control the drawings and material delivery to the various contractors.
Hood’s solution to this challenge was the development of a proprietary progress tracking and change control database that allowed Nexen to manage the fabricator capacities in real time. This control gave Nexen the information necessary to adjust the fabrication resources required to both optimize production and meet project schedules.
Apache

Apache Canada Ltd, Coal Bed Methane Development

90 MMSCFD, 800 well coal bed gas development activity in south central Alberta prompted the need for complete greenfield development including gathering systems, pipeline, compression and gas processing infrastructure.
Hood provided upfront development engineering, project management, engineering and procurement for installation of well site facilities, 280 km of 3″ to 12″ pipeline, 12,000 HP of compression at 6 central sites, 2 gas plants for dewpoint control. Work included development and process studies, well tie-ins and field work, gathering system design, large screw compressor installations, gas processing plants including LPG recovery, full electrical and communications design. Duration of the development was 2 years.

This development involved intense collaboration and planning to coordinate land acquisitions, drilling activities, pipeline and facilities construction to optimize construction dollars and ensure gas was on stream in a timely manner.

This development involved intense collaboration and planning to coordinate land acquisitions, drilling activities, pipeline and facilities construction to optimize construction dollars and ensure gas was on stream in a timely manner.
Pennwest

Penn West Petroleum Ltd

Gas development activity in the area prompted the need for increased gas gathering and processing capacity at an existing compressor station. Hood’s scope included project management, engineering and procurement for major increase in processing capacity. Work included process studies, well tie-ins and field work, inlet slug handling, 2000 HP compression installation, existing compression retrofit, produced water injection, sweetening upgrades, tank installations, flare and safety systems and utility systems. All within an existing operating plant.
This plant was located in northern BC in a winter access only area with restricted ice bridge and winter roads. A 125-ton compressor package required a weight loss program to transport, with reassembly on site. Construction window was January to mid March. This was a major logistical and scheduling challenge to avoid expensive air lifting of labour, equipment, materials and supplies.
Hood was able to incorporate the modular construction strategy into design allowing for complete module reassembly on site within the construction window allotted. Hood’s ability to expedite the schedule on this project saved the client time and money compared to the logistical alternative.
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We believe the relationship between Kleinfelder | Hood and our clients should be one of mutual understanding and respect. Our clients appreciate how we work flexibly and collaboratively with them to ensure they are successful in achieving their project needs. Kleinfelder | Hood is equally appreciative of our clients’ contribution to our own success.

Specifically in Canada, Kleinfelder | Hood’s project expertise covers the full spectrum of the energy market in both conventional and unconventional energy. In addition to energy, Kleinfelder | Hood is also focused on providing services to the petrochemical and manufacturing industries.

We are proud of the relationships we have developed over the years with companies who share our values and our drive to succeed, examples of which are showcased in the following case studies.

Also view Kleinfelder’s companywide projects

Cenovus Energy, Foster Creek Site-Based Operations Projects

Summary

Hood was retained to assist Cenovus with project execution of small MOC type projects at their flagship 120,000bpd Foster Creek SAGD facility. These projects were throughout the plant and offsite areas, requiring all disciplines of engineering and supporting project services, such as estimating, scheduling, and project controls.

Challenge

To execute the engineering cost-effectively and to Cenovus’ standards, the detailed engineering was to be performed near the Cenovus home office in Calgary. However, the projects’ primary stakeholders were site-based Operations personnel. These were brownfield projects in a mature operating facility, so significant site-based resources were required at a remote work site with limited accessibility. Historically, turnover of site-based project execution staff had been an issue, resulting in low overall productivity.

Solution

Hood integrated a team of project execution and support services staff into Cenovus’ project engineering team, significantly reducing Cenovus’ requirement to acquire and retain staff project personnel on site. This team was resourced through Hood’s Edmonton office, thus not competing in the challenging Calgary employment marketplace and resulting in a manageable commute to the work site. Hood is able to rotate personnel through the Edmonton office, providing valuable exposure to a broad scope of work in an operating facility environment, allowing personal growth possibilities and promoting long-term employment.

ZCL Composites Inc, UST Double Containment Lining Installations

Summary

Hood was engaged by ZCL to support the field installation of their patented double wall containment lining system for underground storage tanks. Hood’s scope included the project management, construction management, QA/QC and safety supervision of ZCL’s Phoenix Lining System projects. The projects being supported are located globally, with the majority occurring in Hong Kong and the United States.

Challenge

The upgrading of in-service, single wall, underground storage tanks to a double wall containment system in situ. Current legislative changes mandate the conversion of many single wall tanks currently in service to a UL listed, secondarily contained, fibreglass tank system. As a result of this change in legislation, the owners of many of these tanks face significant cost implications to change out the old tank with a new double wall tank.

Solution

Hood was retained to provide project management, construction management, QA/QC and safety supervision services to support ZCL’s Phoenix Lining System and take it from research & development to commercialization. Through the combined effort of Hood and ZCL personnel, the new Phoenix Lining System was introduced to the market as an alternative to tank replacement. Clients with single wall underground storage tanks currently in service can now upgrade those tanks to double wall containment in situ, with significantly reduced capital expenditure, construction impact and site downtime. Typical clients are fleet fuelling locations, chemical plants, bulk plants and retail service stations.

Celanese, EVA Performance Polymers Facility

Summary

Hood is currently providing Engineering and Construction Management services to Celanese to support the operation of the EVA Performance Polymers Facility in Edmonton, Alberta. Hood has seconded four full time personnel to the Celanese facility operating team, to assist them in satisfying their Project Management and Technical requirements. In conjunction with the on-site personnel, Hood also provides full discipline Engineering and Design support out of our Edmonton office.

Challenge

Hood frequently executes multiple projects for various operational groups within the Celanese EVA facility. A high level of coordination is required between Celanese personnel, Hood on-site staff and Hood home office staff to ensure project prioritization is established and project timelines are met.

Solution

Hood uses a Portfolio Management model to monitor multiple Celanese projects within the Edmonton office. A dedicated Project Manager coordinates all work coming in from both Celanese and our Hood on-site staff. This single point of contact streamlines the work assignments to the home office engineering team, and controls the prioritization of work and resources according to Celanese overall schedule and budget targets. Hood’s portfolio approach to execution, and our familiarity with the Celanese EVA facility and operation, gained from placement of full-time resources within the operating team, enables us to complete projects efficiently, and provide the best possible value to our client.

Evonik Industries, Hydrogen Peroxide Plant Expansion

Summary

Hood was engaged by Evonik to complete detailed design for a plant expansion at the Redwater, Alberta facility. Hood’s scope included the design of a new reactor train, heat exchangers, structural steel supports, foundations and piping. The project consisted of a combination of modular components and site installed equipment, piping and steel structures.

Challenge

The expansion was constructed in a congested area of the plant. Modifications to the existing structures and piping were required for the integration of the new train into the existing plant. In addition to achieving an aggressive schedule for this project, the design and installation were completed within an operating plant environment, making safety particularly critical to project success.

Solution

In addition to completing the detail design, Hood was also retained to provide Commissioning support for the project. Through the combined effort of Hood and Evonik personnel, the new equipment was brought online within the project timeline and has been producing at the target rates since start-up.

Nexen, Long Lake SAGD Facility (Joint Venture with Opti)

Summary

Hood was retained by Nexen to complete Design, Procurement and Fabrication drawings for the Long Lake SAGD Facility. Hood’s scope included design and generation of pipe fabrication drawings for all small bore off-module piping (2” and under), purchasing of the small bore pipe and fittings and material management from suppliers to various fabrication facilities.

Challenge

Nexen engaged multiple contractors to complete fabrication of the small bore piping for this project. A high level of coordination was required by Hood to control the drawings and material delivery to the various contractors.

Solution

Hood’s solution to this challenge was the development of a proprietary progress tracking and change control database that allowed Nexen to manage the fabricator capacities in real time. This control gave Nexen the information necessary to adjust the fabrication resources required to both optimize production and meet project schedules

Apache Canada Ltd, Coal Bed Methane Development

Summary

90 MMSCFD, 800 well coal bed gas development activity in south central Alberta prompted the need for complete greenfield development including gathering systems, pipeline, compression and gas processing infrastructure.

Challenge

Hood provided upfront development engineering, project management, engineering and procurement for installation of well site facilities, 280 km of 3″ to 12″ pipeline, 12,000 HP of compression at 6 central sites, 2 gas plants for dewpoint control. Work included development and process studies, well tie-ins and field work, gathering system design, large screw compressor installations, gas processing plants including LPG recovery, full electrical and communications design. Duration of the development was 2 years.

Solution

This development involved intense collaboration and planning to coordinate land acquisitions, drilling activities, pipeline and facilities construction to optimize construction dollars and ensure gas was on stream in a timely manner.

Penn West Petroleum Ltd

Summary

Gas development activity in the area prompted the need for increased gas gathering and processing capacity at an existing compressor station. Hood’s scope included project management, engineering and procurement for major increase in processing capacity. Work included process studies, well tie-ins and field work, inlet slug handling, 2000 HP compression installation, existing compression retrofit, produced water injection, sweetening upgrades, tank installations, flare and safety systems and utility systems. All within an existing operating plant.

Challenge

This plant was located in northern BC in a winter access only area with restricted ice bridge and winter roads. A 125-ton compressor package required a weight loss program to transport, with reassembly on site. Construction window was January to mid March. This was a major logistical and scheduling challenge to avoid expensive air lifting of labour, equipment, materials and supplies.

Solution

Hood was able to incorporate the modular construction strategy into design allowing for complete module reassembly on site within the construction window allotted. Hood’s ability to expedite the schedule on this project saved the client time and money compared to the logistical alternative.


Also view Kleinfelder’s companywide projects