- August 5, 2017
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- Category: Pipeline
The Habshan–Fujairah oil pipeline, also known as Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline (ADCOP), is an oil pipeline in the United Arab Emirates. It passes east of Abu Dhabi, through Sweihan and west of Al Ain (a strategic pipeline of the UAE), and starts from the Habshan onshore field in Abu Dhabi before running to Fujairah along the Gulf of Oman.
The Habshan-Fujairah pipe line has eight buffer storage tanks with a diameter of 110 meters in Fujairah, and two storage tanks in Habshan (being part the 48-inch (1,200 mm) pipeline); it is 360 kilometers (220 m) long of which 14 kilometers (8.7 mi) is an offshore section.
The pipeline has a capacity of 1.5 million barrels per day and costs $3.3 billion (approximate calculation). It is designated to supply the refinery in Fujairah and also the Fujairah export terminal. A 48-inch pipeline is designed to follow, to the extent possible, the route of existing hydrocarbon pipeline corridors which are adjacent to the pipelines operated by GASCO, ADCO and Dolphin.
The Main Pump Station (MPS) in Habshan area, has a tie in to the existing ADCO pipeline network. The MPS will be equipped with buffer/storage tanks and booster pumps to allow ADCOP operation in case of shortfalls of the ADCO system. The main pumps and booster pumps are electrically driven pumps. The Intermediate Pump Station (IPS) in Sweihan, near to the Transco water tanks, also features electrically driven pumps.
The Main Oil Terminal (MOT) is located directly on the coast, north of the existing Vopak Terminal. This terminal shall include working storage volume of 8 MMbbl (currently eight storage tanks), and a working capacity of 1 million bbl each is foreseen, with MOT loading facilities with 3 SPMs, at a loading capacity of 80,000 bbl/hr each.
Training for staff and a Leader ship.
The Human Resources Department shall determine the necessary competency for personnel performing work affecting product quality. It shall also prepare a training plan and provide training or take other actions necessary to satisfy these needs. After training, actions such as examination, routine check etc., should be taken to evaluate the effectiveness of the training. All the personnel should be aware of the relevance and importance of their activities and how they contribute to the achievement of the quality objectives. The appropriate records of education, training, skills and experience shall be maintained.
Under the leadership of project top management, QA/QC Department and other functional departments, quality management shall be exercised on their respective quality processes. The human resources department shall develop post and departmental responsibility systems to define the management responsibilities at different levels and each department in the ADCOP project quality management system.
The technical assurance, risk and safety, asset management, and industrial inspection of these projects was completed by Germanischer Lloyd. Germanischer Lloyd, based in the city of Hamburg Germany, has a technical supervisory organization which provides technical and engineering services, Mathew Mathai Orbit International Survey Services LLC‘s Technical Advisor, team leader for GL, used 100 Surveyors and Engineers to complete the pipeline.
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