The Singapore Parallel Train saw more work for McConnell Dowell on Jurong Island, Singapore and fantastic results continued to raise the reputation of McConnell Dowell. An extensive 5 kilometres of pipe racks were implemented to provide the critical infrastructure that connects the existing facility to the new expansion. McConnell Dowell was awarded the job for the Singapore Parallel Train in May of 2008 by ExxonMobil. The SPT project was an integrated petrochemicals project that consisted of a number of downstream units including a steam cracker ethylene complex and two downstream plants for the production of ethylene and propylene derivatives. The new plant will integrate with existing ExxonMobil plants at the Jurong, Singapore, refining and chemical complex.
McConnell Dowell’s major work package in Jurong was the Preassembled Racks and Stick Build Racks (PAR’s and SBR’s) contract which involved the production and assembly of 7,000 tons of structural steel and 157 km of pipe. The racks were built as modules in our Batam Fabrication Facility, barged to Singapore and put up on site. The 5 km of pipe racks provide the critical infrastructure that connects the existing facilities to the new expansion. The project was finalised by the 1st of December 2009.