Engineering

Project Execution Plan

Project Objectives

The development of an execution plan for a client’s project requires clearly defined project objectives. A project kickoff meeting is held with the client to define the project objectives and to familiarize the client with ISG project team. We at ISG are committed to executing each project safely, on time, and within budget while satisfying all quality and performance requirements which result in customer satisfaction, and thus, creating a long-term teaming relationship with the client.

Project Management

An ISG project manager (PM) will have the responsibility and authority to make decisions throughout the duration of the project. He will interface directly with the client’s PM.

Individuals who are responsible for key aspects of the project support the PM in the project organization. Each key individual has direct-line responsibility for quality, adherence to contractual requirements (i.e., safety and schedule), and budget. These key areas of work are integrated together through the respective procedure manuals.

The PM remains responsible for all aspects of the project—flow of information, contacts, reports, key dates, summary of scope, and contract requirements. The PM works hand-in-hand with the client’s PM to provide an integrated set of guidelines that will be utilized by all team members.

The PM utilizes a Master CPM Project Schedule as the key document to control the engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, startup, and testing activities.

We at ISG have established and will put in place an experienced project team to execute the engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, startup and testing requirements for the project.

Engineering

Upon initiation of any project, ISG assigns a Project Engineering Manager to oversee interdisciplinary coordination of all engineering, design and environmental activities for the project and to coordinate all activities with the Client. The Project Engineering Manager’s first responsibility is to support the development of a Project Plan jointly with the ISG and Client PM’s.

Elements of a Project Plan

  1. Establish procedures and prepare a project specific plan for the execution of the work.
  2. Develop an organization chart identifying required engineering disciplines and environmental specialties. Identify key engineering and construction management staff members and their functional responsibilities and reporting structure.
  3. Develop a project schedule that integrates all the functional activities required for the execution of work. Determine computer aided design technology and software to be utilized for the project.
  4. Establish work and cost monitoring and reporting processes that will meet the needs of both the Client and ISG.

Elements of Project Execution

  1. Complete detailed engineering and design and provide engineering deliverables. The engineering effort will utilize the latest state-of-the-art computer hardware and software technologies as specified by the Project Plan to improve engineering and design quality, reduce cost, and improve schedule durations
  2. We have established project procedures and quality assurance programs to assure that project requirements are included and correctly incorporated into the design of structures, systems, and equipment. General engineering drawings and design standards are used to centralize established engineering and design standards and provide a means to include repetitive information on other drawings via reference.
  3. Provide, as needed, continuous activity coordination of, but not limited to, local utilities, local/federal governments, project participants, equipment vendors and contractors. This will be accomplished through correspondence, drawings, meetings or any other medium agreed to during the Project Planning and Development Phase.
  4. Provide ongoing monitoring and reporting of the progress and status of the work of all Project participants versus the planned execution established during the Project Planning and Development Phase.

Project Controls

Project controls report to the PM and are responsible for the procurement, contracting, and the administrative budget and schedule for activities on the project. Working closely with the PM and the engineering, resident, and startup managers, an integrated master CPM schedule will be developed for planning, scheduling, controlling activities, and resources on the project. Construction activities will be monitored by tracking physical progress through earned values.

The procurement effort can be a shared effort between the central office and the field. A procurement manager will be assigned to the project to manage the procurement program. The procurement manager will work closely with engineering in the procurement effort. We at ISG endeavor to utilize the client’s approved vendor lists.

Expediting will monitor and track the various equipment components, including the client procured equipment. The expediting activities will include vendor drawings, fabrication status, shop testing dates, shipment and delivery, and manual submittal.

Construction

Our approach for construction is to utilize field supervision equipped with local experience that understand the culture of local labor and affected citizens surrounding the area of construction. We at ISG will integrate and coordinate the project, capitalizing on all areas of expertise available.

The resident manager will be responsible for all site construction activities and will oversee overall field activities of all contractors. The resident manager will report directly to the PM, ensuring an integrated approach for constructability, safety, quality, and schedule performance.

We have vast experience with both union and open-shop contractors and will pre-qualify a list of contractors that best suit the project. The pre-qualification process includes, but may not be limited to, contractors completing a detailed qualification questionnaire for the following criteria:

  • Financial Status
  • Experience with Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Installations
  • Safety Record
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Construction Manpower and Management resources and availability
  • Direct hire and subcontracted activities
  • Project Control Tools

Insurance

In addition, background and reference checks will be made. After contractors have been pre-qualified, we will either issue a request for proposal or enter into exclusive negotiations with the preferred contractor, based on the client’s direction.

The request for proposal will include the scope of work for the client and will be supplemented by engineered equipment specifications, preliminary bulk material specifications and quantity estimates for site work, including foundations, structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, and controls.

After proposal review and evaluation of price, schedules, safety, quality, construction management and labor resources, community involvement, and other terms and conditions, the project team will select the construction contractor.

The resident manager will oversee construction activities from the initiation of the project on-site until commercial operation of the facility.

Start-Up

Startup activities on the client’s project will be the responsibility of the startup manager. The startup manager will report directly to the PM.

The startup manager will be involved in the early engineering phases of the project. This person will work with the other members of the project team in preparing the master project schedule. In this way, system turnover and commissioning activities will be the focus from engineering through construction and startup.

The startup manager will develop a startup procedures manual that will delineate system turnover packages complete with sign-off sheets for acceptance from construction. The turnover package will evolve to include testing and calibration forms as commissioning progresses. After startup and commissioning are complete, the turnover packages will be submitted to the client prior to commercial operation.

Our ISG startup personnel will work with the client’s operation and maintenance staff for safe and reliable plant operation. The startup staff will include various disciplined startup engineers, each one having specific experience in the startup of power plants.

Classroom training can be conducted for the client’s operation and maintenance personnel prior to beginning field-commissioning activities. The training typically lasts for a four-week period and includes equipment vendor technical personnel to provide the basic understanding of plant equipment operation and maintenance.

Hands-on training will be conducted through the involvement of the client’s operation and maintenance personnel in the startup and commissioning activities.

Performance Testing

Performance testing test protocols and performance test procedures will be prepared by the project manager and lead engineer. Testing requirements for major vendor and balance of equipment will be incorporated into test procedures.

Scope of Services

The following services will be provided.

  • Project notebook to include customer objectives
  • Travel to the plant for coordination and information gathering
  • Provide and maintain master schedule.
  • Participate in formal P&ID and Engineering Data Acceptance meeting
  • Provide coordination between equipment vendors, Project Management and field installation.
  • Provide project updates via daily reports and provide timely change management.
  • Revise the existing or create a new sequence of operation.
  • Ensure all work conforms to sequence of operation and design documents.
  • Cross check all documents against all issues of the P&ID’s, vendor’s schematics, single lines, and associated documents.
  • Be familiar with the overall project work process and offer cost savings suggestions when appropriate.
  • Travel to the plant for coordination and deliver as-builts.

Work Breakdown Structure

Engineering

  • Kickoff Meeting
  • Site Visits as necessary
  • Scope of Work
  • Scope Review Meeting
  • P&ID Review
  • Develop Master Schedule
  • Develop Demo Drawings
  • Develop Bill of Materials
  • Develop Mechanical and Any Electrical Details as Necessary
  • Develop P&ID
  • Develop document package for construction bidding delivered on one CD

Field Services

  • Vendor Checkout (Local)
  • Installation Supervision
  • Start-up Supervision
  • As-Built Docs