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McKee Refinery Hydrogen Plant OSBL

McKee Refinery Hydrogen Plant OSBL

Location: Sunray, Texas

Client: Valero

Completion Date: 2011

Burns & McDonnell was contracted to provide engineer-procure-construct (EPC) services for the Outside Battery Limit (OSBL) scope of work related to the installation of a new hydrogen plant at the McKee refinery. This work consisted of new construction and modification of existing assets. The scope included ancillary equipment such as instrument air compressors, pressure vessels and feedwater pumps, along with foundations, structural steel, piping, electrical and instrumentation. Most of the equipment and piping was installed utilizing modular design techniques. Eight modules total were included in this project. The project was completed on schedule and within budget.

  • Front-end planning (FEP) engineering
  • Detailed engineering
  • Procurement
  • Construction

In order to improve the economics of the McKee refinery, Valero decided to install a new hydrogen plant to supplement its hydrogen supply within the refinery. Valero contracted with Burns & McDonnell to provide FEP engineering services, along with EPC delivery of the OSBL scope of work related to the new hydrogen plant. Burns & McDonnell provided the EPC services on a guaranteed maximum price (GMAX) basis.

  • Modularization
  • 3-D modeling
  • Laser scanning