Projects - METALS - Umicore


Umicore N.V. formerly Union Minière, is a multinational materials technology companyheadquartered in Brussels, Belgium.
Formed in 1989 by the merger of four companies in the mining and smelting industries, Umicore has since reshaped itself into a more technology-focused business encompassing such areas as the refining and recycling of precious metals and the manufacture of specialised products from precious metals, cobalt, germanium, zinc and other metals.



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Sept 2010 – Oct 2011    1 year 2 months 

Decommissioning and demolition of a power plant

SUBJECT

Decommissioning and demolition of a major power plant consisting of plant air network supply (compressors), steam generation (5x coal and oil fired boilers), steam driven electrical turbines, gas fired emergency generators, demolition of main plant natural gas supply, demolition and sanitation of heavy oil tank farm with barge and railroad loading facilities. Demolition of 55m high building in the middle of a running metalurgical processing plant.

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TITLE: Project manager

BUDGET: > 3.000.000 euros

LOCATIONS:
  • Umicore, Olen - Belgium
TASKS:

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  • scope of work for rehabilitation, decommisioning and reconnection of plant utlities including:
    • large gasoil and coal fired boilers;
    • electric power generation;
    • electric power backup generation;
    • natural gas supply;
    • steam generation and piping;
    • sewers;
  • scope of work for gasoil and water pipeline demolition;
  • composing civil scope of work including:
    • setting up a disposal inventory;
    • setup tenders for consultancy and civil engineering services for demoltion works;
    • reconditioning and renovation of remaining facilties;
  • environmental sanitation works f.i. oil tank sanitation and asbestos removal, 
  • detailed design (with several engineering contractors);
  • procurement and purchasing of consultancy and engineering services;
  • construction plan;
  • HAZOP;
  • budget;
  • permitting and authority approvals;
  • commissioning scope of work;
  • reporting and relationship management with Umicore management and co-owner Aurubis.

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ACHIEVEMENTS:
  • under design
STRATEGIES:
  • under design
ORGANIZATION:

 Under design

INTERACTIONS:
  • Managing the consultancy and engineering contractors:
    • disposal inventory engineering: BE Consult, Geel - Belgium;
    • civil  consultant: SECO, Brussels - Belgium;
    • asbestos removal: Fibrecount (now part of the Shield group) - Belgium;

  • Managing the permitting and inspection by government representatives:
    • Ministry of employment, labour and social affairs: Chemical Risks department - Belgium;



Upgrade of plant pressurized air supply

SUBJECT

Replace and extend the plant air centrifugal & screw compressor untis and extend the plant air piping system to cope with supply demands.

Separate the plant air system from neighboring plant.

Improve the moisture content of the plant air (desiccant/absorption or freeze drier) and replace or extend the existing cooling system (canal water / glycol cooling system).

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TITLE: Project manager

BUDGET: > 2.000.000 euros

LOCATIONS:
  • Umicore - Olen, Belgium
TASKS:
  • manage P&ID Design
  • manage equipment design:
  • equipment and civil construction for compressors and driers;
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  • manage piping design;
  • manage electrical & instrumentation design;
  • manage process control specifications and scope of work;
  • budget;
  • procurement and purchasing of equipment;
  • reporting and relationship with Umicore management.

ACHIEVEMENTS:
  • under design
STRATEGIES:
  • under design
ORGANIZATION:

 Under design

INTERACTIONS:
  • under design






Cobalt Granulate production Unit

SUBJECT


New cobalt (slurry and powder) processing unit including:
  • reconditioning of 2 chemical reactors;
  • 2 slurry filter presses;
  • 6 new slurry storage and preparation tanks;
  • new slurry piping;
  • extension of a production building;
  • new spray drier with natural gas supply and furnace;

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Upgrade of cobalt powder packaging unit including pneumatic transport upgrade and modification of granulate silos.
Civil process building and utility modifications.

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TITLE: Project & Construction manager

BUDGET: > 2.000.000 euros

LOCATIONS:
  • Umicore, Olen - Belgium
  • Spray drier construction - Soeborg - Denmark
TASKS:
  • manage P&ID Design
  • manage equipment design:
    • equipment and civil construction for the slurry storage tanks;
    • equipment and civil design of the spray drier;
    • civil and equipment design of the granulate silos;

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  • manage piping design;
  • manage civil works engineering, design and construction;
  • manage electrical & instrumentation design;
  • manage process control specifications and scope of work - Siemens ;
  • manage detailed design with engineering contractors;
  • budget;
  • procurement and purchasing of engineering, construction services and equipment;
  • construction management;
  • reporting and relationship with Umicore management.
ACHIEVEMENTS:
  • under design
STRATEGIES:
  • under design
ORGANIZATION:

 Under design

INTERACTIONS:
  • Managing the consultancy and engineering contractors:
    • civil engineering: Groep Infrabo, Geel - Belgium;
    • piping and electrical engineering: Fluor, Antwerp - Belgium;
    • spray drier engineering & construction: SPX Anhydro, Soeborg - Denmark.
  • Managing the permitting 


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