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Dry Mill Ethanol Plants

Location: Midwest

Client: Confidential

Burns & McDonnell was awarded the basic design and detailed engineering to support construction of two 250-million-gallon/year ethanol plants in the Midwest. The technology for these projects was the company’s own confidential process.

  • Basic design
  • Detailed engineering
  • Procurement
  • Estimating 
  • Field engineering support
  • Quantity progress tracking
  • Cost forecast
  • Construction management support
  • Planning
  • Scheduling

The two new grassroots facilities are adjacent to existing facilities but have minimal tie-ins to the existing structures. The work consisted of developing early process flow diagrams and process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) for the dry mill facility. After P&ID development, the project team completed site layouts, piping design — including 3D design of the distillation section of the plant — instrumentation and electrical detailed design. Burns & McDonnell also provided field engineering support and project estimating support.

The project execution plan included incorporating similar designs for the two new facilities to reduce overall engineering costs and to improve schedule of the second facility.

Burns & McDonnell also provided assistance to the site managers at both locations during project construction. Recognizing our construction expertise, the client requested support in the following areas:

  • Construction management
  • Cost forecasting
  • Craft progress tracking
  • Determination of craft productivity
  • Scheduling
  • Planning
  • Material expediting