Manchester-based Haden Freeman, a leading process engineering design consultancy, has completed the design and management of a $4-million chemical storage facility in the Ras Laffan Industrial City of Qatar, said a report.
The 11,000-sq-m facility for US oil services firm Baker Hughes will store the chemical ingredients used in the preparation of drilling fluids both on- and off-shore in the oil and gas industry, added the report.
The project comprised the design, installation and commissioning of a new incinerator unit which will increase production for the company by over one third, it said.
Haden Freeman provided all civil, structural, piping, electrical, instrumentation and project management services from its Doha office with support from its head office in Manchester, UK.
The construction services for the project were provided by the Madina Group, Haden Freeman’s Qatari partner.
Haden Freeman’s project director Ian Dunkley said that at Ras Laffan, the challenge was adapting our working practices to meet the cultural differences, as well as designing the facility to meet the extreme weather requirements due to heat and occasional heavy rainfall which often creates localised flooding.
He added that the facility had to be designed to enable it to remain operational under all conditions.