Fabri Consulting Engineers, an established Engineering consultancy supporting the Oil & Gas industry with downstream Engineering services, engaged amcxl to build a containerized Gas oil marker additive unit for their client.

This project utilised the specialist services of the wider XL Global Group businesses to provide support for the final design, manufacture and supply of the system. This workscope involved provision of specialist flow control solutions, fabrication services, electrical and process control services via a single source.

Critical to the final design was the ability of the system to interface with the end client’s existing loading and blending multiload control system, ensuring adherence with the client’s design specification and industry standards.

XL Global Group and Fabri Consulting Engineers worked together throughout the process to ensure compliance with the required design specification and applicable standards (DNV certified containerized solution / Zone 1 Hazardous Area operation). This solution comprised a secure access profile, gas oil marker tank & bund (BS EN 12285-2 Class A), inspection hatches, pipework, valves, pumps, instrumentation, safety systems, junction boxes and electrical consumables.

This project was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic which offered some additional challenges due to lead time issues and the requirement to adapt to the restricted working practices, adopting alternative solutions wherever possible, including virtual meetings, project updates and testing.

Throughout the process, the various divisions within XL Group engaged with Fabri Consulting Engineers to control and confirm the evolution of the design. All design adaptations and formal ‘Technical Queries’ were agreed with the client through our scheduled project meetings, adapting as required to modifications against the original scope and latterly agreeing responsibility and requirements for the electrical interface directly with the end client.  A full Inspection and Test plan was agreed and completed the end client’s satisfaction, including Factory acceptance test (FAT), installation, and Site Acceptance test (SAT).

This project demonstrates the XL Global Groups ability to utilize the skills and abilities of its divisions and personnel to deliver for our clients. Upon completion of works, Fabri Consulting Engineers Project Manager Michael Cummings, provided the following feedback:

XL Group have proved to be a professional organisation, able to deliver a good quality & cost-effective solution that complies with specification and required industry / Client standards.”.