Oil & Gas experience    +16 years

2019 Evonik @ Antwerp

Sector/Business Units: ACA, Hydrogenperoxide (AO), Aerosil (FK), Si 69 (SL)

 

Role: Project Engineering and Management

Projects: Technical Services (TS) - random projects: Replacement brackish water filter; Replacement KLa/KLb pumps; Wk/Kr (big diameter cooling water plastic piping) floating issue; P6011 condensation issue; New glycol heater/system H2 Compressor; Steam injection closed water loop issue; Replacement dryer house and shaft - metal/abrasive product issue

Type of project: CAPEX - EPC - Brown field

Disciplines: Piping; Mechanical; Instrumentation; Electricity; Automation; Civil; Structural; Process; Process Equipment

 

Tasks & Responsibilities: Study; Concept; Detailed Design/PID/Technical specification/Process and technical calculations; Budget estimation and planning; Price bids and comparison + Q/A (with Procurement and Business Unit Engineer);

 

Close working relation with

- TS drawing office for design (lay-outs, isometrics, BOM and MTO)

- TS civil department

- TS construction supervisor: construction file, commissioning, as-built and hand-over

- Different suppliers and construction companies

 

Codes and standards: according to DIN; ATEX; PED; Evonik Standard Procedures

2018 - 2019 Wanty @ Gent

Sector: Deconstruction, demolition, deconta, roadworks, construction of industrial and commercial buildings

Role: Project Manager - Technical expert

Projects: Dismantling for re-use of the existing Inovyn PVC production plant at DOW Schkopau Germany 

Type of project: CAPEX - EPC - Brown field - Temporary trade partnership Wanty and two (2) companies

Location: Germany

 

Description: Appointed as the new Project Manager (replacement), leading a team of 10 people - Project engineers (2 FTE) - SHE Manager (1 FTE) - Civil team (2 FTE) - Piping team (2 FTE) - Lifting and transport team (2 FTE) - Commissioning and Site Supervison (1 FTE) to meet the requirements related to scope, quality, planning, budget and safety.

 

Disciplines: Piping; Mechanical; Instrumentation; Structural (Civil); Process Equipment

 

Tasks & Responsibilities:

PID's as-built/cut-out indications/individual numbering/labeling off all parts; 

Lay-outs (piping, equipment and structural) as-built/cut-out indications/individual numbering/labeling off all parts; 

Isometrics as-built/cut-out indications/individual numbering/labeling off all parts;

Shipment organisation of all parts and equipment from Gemany Schkopau to Belgium Jemeppe-sur-Sambre;

Close working relation with:

- Wanty management and trade partnership team

- Daily operation with all team members

- Customer's team

 

Codes and standards: according to Good Workmanship Practices; Wanty Standard Procedures

2017 Gunvor @ Antwerp

Sector: Oil refinery and tank terminal for storage of crude oil and refined oil products

 

Role: Project Manager

Projects: Dock escape ways and gangway, Jetty fire fighting dry pipe line system; Jetty loading/unloading drain system; Jetty loading/unloading water treatment 

Type of project: CAPEX - EPC - Brown and Green field

 

Disciplines: Piping; Mechanical; Instrumentation; Electricity; Automation; Civil; Structural; Equipment

 

Tasks & Responsibilities: Feasibility study/Conceptual Design/FEED/Detailed Design/Construction/Commissioning (start-up).

PID; Technical specification; Process and technical calculations; Budget estimation and planning; Price bids/comparison and Q/A (with Procurement);

 

Close working relation with:

- Subcontracted engineering office for Feasibility study, Conceptual Design and FEED Front End Engineering and Design

- Different suppliers and construction companies

- Gunvor construction supervisors: construction file, commissioning, as-built and hand-over

 

Codes and standards: according to ASME, ASTM; DIN; ATEX; PED; Gunvor Standard Procedures

2016 - 2017 Kaneka @ Westerlo - Oevel

Sector: Modified Silicone Polymer, Eperan and MS Polymer

Role: Lead Project Engineer Modified Silicone Polymer Section

Projects: Revamp Modifier Reactor Building; Extension Tank Farm

Type of project: CAPEX - EPC - Brown and Green field

 

Description: Revamping of the existing Modifier Reactor Building (built 1973) to make it suitable for the installation of 2 new reactors of 50M³. Reinforcement of the existing groundfloor columns and wind bracings due to the increasing of the height of the building with 6 meters.

Installation of: 2 new reactors of 50M³, Piping, Valves & Instruments, Tracing and insulation, New explosion proof HVAC unit and distribution system, New automatic high pressure cleaning system including high pressure pumps, New pumps for the existing catalyst vessels, New steeldeck and steel cladding for the Reactor Building, Test-Reactor Building and MUH-Building, Fireproofing to the reinforced groundfloor columns and windbracings

Demolition/Removal of: 2 old reactors of 40M³/Asbestos roof and walls

Adaptation of the DCS system

Review of the Reactor Building waste water

Disciplines: Piping; Mechanical; HVAC; Instrumentation; Electricity; Automation; Civil; Structural; Process Equipment; Fire Safety

 

Tasks & Responsibilities: Study; Concept; Detailed Design/PID/Technical specification/Process and technical calculations; Budget estimation and planning; Price bids and comparison + Q/A (with Procurement)

 

Analyze Fire/Explosion of hydrocarbons in the Reactor Building; Annex 6 (Brandpreventievoorschriften voor industriegebouwen); Compartimentering; Calculation fire load & classification of the Modifier Reactor Building 

 

Close working relation with

- Kaneka drawing office for design (lay-outs, isometrics, BOM and MTO)

- Kaneka E, I & A department

- Kaneka construction department regarding the construction file, commissioning, as-built and hand-over

- Architect civil

- Different suppliers and construction companies for civil/structural (building), equipment, automation, HVAC, Piping, Electricity, Instrumentation

 

Codes and standards: according to ASME, ASTM; DIN; ATEX; PED; HAZOP; VLAREM; Kaneka Standard Procedures

2013 Vopak ACS @ Antwerp

Sector: Tank terminal for chemicals and liquid sulphur

 

Role: Project Manager => Master Plan Coordinator

Project: Master Plan Coordinator of 72 investment projects

Type of projects: CAPEX - EPC - Green and Brown field

 

Description: In charge of all Master plan's projects for the Vopak ACS tank terminal with a team of 12 people - Project Managers (5 FTE) - Design team (3 FTE) - E, I & A Engineer (1 FTE) - Administration Assist (1 FTE) - Construction Supervisor (1 FTE) - Safety Supervisor/Liaison with operations (1 FTE) to meet the requirements related to scope, quality, planning, budget, safety, environment and Government.

 

Disciplines: Piping; Mechanical; Instrumentation; Electricity; Automation; Civil; Structural; Process; Process Equipment

 

Tasks & Responsibilities: Managing Concept/Feasibility study/Basic Design/Detailed Design/Execution/As-built and Hand-Over of all projects together with the team.

Steering Committee Meetings and Reporting; Construction – and Environmental permits; Resource planning; Monitoring CAPEX budgets/planning.

 

Close working relation with:

- Vopak management

- Daily operation with all team members

- Purchase, Financial, Operations and SHE

Codes and standards: according to ASME, ASTM; DIN; ATEX; PED; VLAREM; OVAM; Vopak Standard Procedures

2012 Ineos @ Antwerp

Sector: Ethylene Oxide Facility (EO)

 

Role: Project Manager

Project: C2T Ethylene gas pipeline

Type of project: CAPEX - EPC - Green field

 

Description: Installation of a 10" underground piggable high pressure ethylene gas pipeline, including ESD valve stations, from INEOS Zwijndrecht to INEOS Lillo (+ ethylene metering station) with extra connections to/from ARG and FAO

 

Disciplines: Piping; Mechanical; Instrumentation; Automation; Structural; Process; Process Equipment

 

Tasks & Responsibilities: Construction phase - trouble shooter; Review Technical Specifications; Planning (tasks, internal and external resources); Construction follow-up; Pre-commissioning and Commissioning; As-built and Hand-Over; Assist start-up team.

 

Close working relation with:

- Ineos Management

- Ineos Purchasing

- Subcontracted engineering office

- Subcontracted construction company (Piping)

- Subcontracted company for the Ethylene metering station

- Suppliers of valves, Instruments, etc.

 

Codes and standards: according to ASME, ASTM; DIN; ATEX; PED; Belgian Gas Law (FOD Economie); Ineos Standard Procedures

2010 UOP @ Antwerp

Sector: Engineering & Construction of gas purification units (skids)

 

Role: Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Project: Gas purification (membrane technology) units for the Middle East

Type of project: CAPEX - EPC

Locations: Belgium, Portugal, Italy

Description: Fabrication of skids, vessels and interconnecting piping in shops at different locations

 

Disciplines: Piping; Mechanical; Instrumentation; Structural; Process; Process Equipment

 

Tasks & Responsibilities: Concept/Feasibility study/Basic Design/Detailed Design/Execution/As-built and Hand-Over; Technical Specifications; Design/calculations (incl. stress); PFD/PID's; lay-outs; isometrics; BOM & MTO; Construction follow-up; Pre-commissioning and Commissioning.

Close working relation with:

- UOP Management

- Different suppliers and construction companies

 

Codes and standards: according to ASME, ASTM; DIN; ATEX; PED; UOP Standard Procedures

2008 - 2009 Oiltanking @ Antwerp

SectorTank terminal for storage of oils, chemicals and gases

 

Role: Project Leader

Projects: Methanol OSBL; CEPS (NATO) connection; Oxeno storage/unloading

Type of project: CAPEX - EPC - Green and Brown field

 

Disciplines: Piping; Mechanical; Instrumentation; Automation; Civil & Structural; Process; Process Equipment

 

Methanol OSBL: Pipe rack; Pump station; Jetty/marine loading/unloading arms for sea ships and inland vessels; New laoding/unloading section for train/trucks incl. fire fighting foam system, Scrubber system for train/truck; New weighbridge for trains; Incinerator for waste gasses jetty loading/unloading; Installation of pig stations.

 

CEPS: Connection to the existing underground NATO aviation fuel pipe line for storage-on-site purposes.

 

Oxeno: Installation of three (3) 500 m³ bullets, pipe racks, New railway infrastructure including unloading for trains

 

Tasks & Responsibilities: Concept/Feasibility study/Basic Design/Detailed Design/Execution/As-built and Hand-Over; Technical Specifications; Price bids/comparison and Q/A; Planning; Design/calculations (incl. stress); PFD/PID's; lay-outs; isometrics; BOM & MTO; Construction follow-up onsite; Pre-commissioning and Commissioning.

Close working relation with:

- Oiltanking management

- Purchase, Financial, Operations and SHE

- Subcontracted engineering office

- Different suppliers and construction companies

 

Codes and standards: according to ASME, ASTM; DIN; ATEX; PED; Belgian Gas Law (FOD Economie); KLIM & KLIP; Oiltanking Standard Procedures

2008 Takenaka @ Chemelot DSM Sittard 

Sector: PVB interlayer film

 

Role: Project Leader

 

Project: New 2nd resin (ER-200) production plant for the PVB (polyvinylbutyral) film

Type of project: CAPEX - Green field

Locations: Belgium, The Netherlands (Maastricht & Sittard)

 

Disciplines: Piping; Mechanical; Instrumentation; Civil & Structural; Process; Process Equipment (rotating and non-rotating)

 

Tasks & Responsibilities: Technical Specifications and Budget estimations for manual and automatic valves - stack - scrubbers - dryer - cyclone - hopper - agitators - reactors - vessels - process and air heaters - pumps - blenders - conveyor belts - separators - instruments;

Process calculations for chilled water production/distribution - cooling water production/distribution - pure water production/distribution - steam production/distribution.  

Chairman/Process Technologist HAZOP tankfarm PVB-resin storage tanks

Close working relation with:

- Temco and Kaneka management

- Customer's team

- Different suppliers

Codes and standards: according to ASME, ASTM; DIN; ATEX; PED; HAZOP; Takenaka/Sekisui Standard Procedures

2000 Union Miniere @ Hoboken

Sector: Recuperation of Precious Metals

 

Role: Project Leader

 

Projects: Upgrading precious metal Ag recuperation; Anti-dust installation of heavy metals Pb section (from open to closed process system) 

 

Type of project: CAPEX - EPC - Brown field

 

Disciplines: Piping; Mechanical; HVAC; Instrumentation; Civil & Structural; Process; Process Equipment

 

Tasks & Responsibilities: Concept/Feasibility study/Basic Design/Detailed Design/Execution/As-built and Hand-Over; Technical Specifications; Price bids/comparison and Q/A; Planning; Design/calculations (incl. stress); PFD/PID's; lay-outs; isometrics; BOM & MTO; Construction follow-up onsite; Pre-commissioning and Commissioning; Start-up

Close working relation with:

- Union Miniere management

- Union Miniere Purchase, Operations and SHE

- Different supplier and construction companies

 

Codes and standards: according to ASME, ASTM; DIN; ATEX; PED; Union Miniere Standard Procedures

1998 - 2000 Praxair @ Olen

Sector: Cryogenic and Non-Cryogenic Plants

 

Role: Project Engineer

 

Projects: Air Separation Plants

Cryogenic (high purity): Small N-plants; T-plants for Nitrogen, Argon and Oxygen gas production

Non-Cryogenic (low purity): VPSA plants for Oxygen gas production

Type of project: CAPEX - EPC

 

Description: Fabrication and assembly of Skids/distillation columns in shops at different locations

 

Locations:

Shops of fabrication N-plants and T-plants: Turkey; Spain; France; The Netherlands; Brazil

Small N-plant set-up and test location: Italy SIAD

Troubleshoot locations N-plants: India - Bangalore and Calcutta

HQ meetings: Praxair Tonawanda, NY, US

 

Disciplines: Piping; Mechanical; Instrumentation; Automation; Structural; Process; Process Equipment

 

Tasks & Responsibilities: Detailed Design/Execution/As-built and Hand-Over; Re-engineering of American Standards towards European Standards; Plant Design; Technical Specifications; Price bids/comparison and Q/A; Planning; Design/calculations (incl. stress); PFD/PID's; lay-outs; isometrics; BOM & MTO; Construction follow-up; Trouble shooting/interventions of existing plants; Pre-commissioning and Commissioning; Start-up and fine-tuning

Close working relation with:

- Praxair management

- Praxair Sales, Purchase and Operations

- Different supplier and construction companies

 

Codes and standards: according to ASME, ASTM; DIN; ATEX; PED; Praxair Standard Procedures

 

1997 - 1998 Union Miniere @ Olen

Sector: Cobalt

 

Role: Piping/Process Engineer & Construction Supervisor

 

Project: Pyrolyse; MPF; Hydrogen supply; Air compressor; Pipe bridges

Type of project: CAPEX - EPC - Brown field

 

Disciplines: Piping; Mechanical; Instrumentation; Automation; Civil & Structural; Process; Process Equipment

 

Tasks & Responsibilities: Plant Design; Technical Specifications; Price bids/comparison and Q/A; Planning (Phases/sub-projects); Design/calculations (incl. stress); PFD/PID's; lay-outs; isometrics; BOM & MTO; Construction follow-up; Shutdown and restart/upstart coordination; As-built and Hand-Over; Pre-commissioning and Commissioning.

Close working relation with:

- Union Miniere management

- Union Miniere Purchase, Operations and SHE

- Different supplier and construction companies

 

Codes and standards: according to ASME, ASTM; DIN; ATEX; PED; VLAREM; Union Miniere Standard Procedures

1996 - 1997 BASF @ Antwerp - G 200

Sector: Acrylic Acid

 

Role: Piping Engineer 

 

Projects: New and improvement projects related to utilities and process systems

Type of projects: CAPEX - Brown field

 

Disciplines: Piping; Mechanical; Civil & Structural; Process; Process Equipment

 

Tasks & Responsibilities: Design/calculations (incl. stress); PFD/PID's; lay-outs; isometrics; BOM & MTO

Close working relation with:

- G200 TS-team

- Different supplier and construction companies

 

Codes and standards: according to DIN; BASF Standard Procedures

1995 - 1996 BASF @ Antwerp - F 200

Sector: Ethylbenzene/Styrene

 

Role: Piping Engineer (part of a team onsite)

 

Project: Revamp of existing utilitiy & process systems

Type of project: CAPEX - EPC - Brown field

 

Disciplines: Piping; Mechanical; Structural

 

Tasks & Responsibilities: Detailed Engineering - Design/calculations; PID's; lay-outs; isometrics; BOM & MTO

Close working relation with:

- F200 TS-team

- Local Technip design team

 

Codes and standards: according to DIN; BASF Standard Procedures

1990 - 1995 Exxon @ Meerhout - MPP Meerhout

Sector: Polymers Plant LDPE production

 

Role: Junior Piping Engineer

 

Project: As-built PID's (Process and Instrumentation Diagrams) of all systems

Type of project: Brown field

 

Disciplines: Piping; Mechanical; Instrumentation; Process; Process Equipment

 

Tasks & Responsibilities: As-built/check in field/datacheck of all PID's related to Plant Uitilities, Process (including 3000 barg high pressure system), Extrusion, Storage of dangerous chemicals, Silo/bulk storage and processing, Warehouse; Water treatment.

Member of the HAZOP teams.

Close working relation with:

- TS-team

Codes and standards: according to ASME; ASTM; Exxon Standard Procedures