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Gas–to–Liquids Shell's Pearl GTL Plant Takes Next Step

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

Engineering mega-project Pearl Gas to Liquids (GTL) plant, an $18 billion-$19 billion development by Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell takes the next step, as Shell prepares to take over the engineering and instrumentation data...

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In control: The engineering mega-project Pearl Gas to Liquids (GTL) plant, an $18 billion-$19 billion development by Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell, reaches a new milestone this month, as Shell gets ready to manage the handover of instrumentation data.
In control: The engineering mega-project Pearl Gas to Liquids (GTL) plant, an $18 billion-$19 billion development by Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell, reaches a new milestone this month, as Shell gets ready to manage the handover of instrumentation data.
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Huntsville, Alabamha/USA – It's a project of gigantic dimensions: The engineering instrumentation database alone comprises about 150,000 loops, 350,000 instruments and 90,000 data sheets. The central engineering solution, built on Intergraph’s SmartPlant Instrumentation, helped to enforce project standards and best practices among the multiple project contractors, especially during the construction, company speakers explained.

One Plant – One Data Source

SmartPlant Instrumentation provides a single source of plant instrumentation data and includes interfaces with most complementary solutions, such as most automation vendors, for easy access and data consistency. Thereby, the data management solutions contributes to an increased safety, quality, efficiency and productivity, Intergraph believes.

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More about Shell's Pearl GTL Mega–Project in "Liquid Assets: Custom-Made Catalyst For The World’s Largest Gas-To-Liquid Plant"

Under the project management contract, approximately 25 contractors from France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States were engaged in the design of the plant, each of them providing engineering input during the Front End Engineering and Design phase of the project.

Managing 15 Million Items for Gas–to–Liquids Megaplant

Overall, the project has collected some 15 million items of data and nearly 500,000 documents and ensured their proper delivery into the company’s GAME (Global Asset Management Excellence) program....

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