SABIC Saudi Kayan Phenolics DCS, Safety System

Deliver of Project Management for Phenol plant producing 245 KTPA of phenol and 150 KTPA of acetone all used as feedstock for the BPA Plant for $15 Million Main Automation Contractor (MAC) contract from initiation to closeout with full profit & Loss responsibility. Sponsor assignment to assure maximum scope delivery without deferral to site phase and adhere to accelerated schedule with fixed delivery date.
Constructed plans for and managed Risks, Issues, Communications, Resources, Quality, Integration, Schedule, Costs following PMI processes for Project Management. Delivered this multi-party multi-location large MAC project contract working with Technicas Reunidas EPC from tender negotiation stage to closeout. Delivered project to budget with full P&L responsibility bring the project in at the expected profit. Managed the payment and receipt milestones for a cash positive project. Managed implementation of 2 major mod-packs implementation before FAT to achieve a 6% project revenue increase. Managed and delivered stakeholders expectations including soft issues creating high levels of satisfaction. Early logistics and procurement notification and introducing zero time and resource impact changes at no cost. Developed and adhered to accelerated schedule with firm and fixed original contract delivery date. His project team met all deadlines with deliverables submitted on time to expected quality resulting in successful delivery of the full scope without deferral to site phase. Effective organisation and communication skills resulted in full engagement and ownership with very little rework by the home office and remote engineering teams. Subcontracts constituted a high proportion of the project so timely procurement and diligent tracking of performance and delivery, including Invensys as downstream partner, resulted in on time delivery. Organised & coordinated all interfaces to achieve integrated Plant Control & Information Management System.
▪ Manage scope and quality to ensure deliverables including DCS and Safety Systems integrated into Remote Instrument Buildings and Control Room.
▪ Sole authority for every aspect of project and sole delegated authority towards Owner and EPC. Management of and communication with Owner, EPC and stakeholders.
▪ Authorise procurement and manage performance and delivery of five subcontracts valued $8M.
▪ Manage performance and deliverables of Invensys as downstream partner with contract value $5M.
▪ Responsible for resource management including remote virtual and home office engineering teams.
▪ Ensure integration and inter-operability with 8 other projects executed in UK, Netherlands, Singapore and Korea.
▪ Construct plans for and manage Risks, Issues, Communications, Resources, Quality, Integration, Schedule, Costs following PMI processes for Project Management.

Project Details

  • Contract No. C137
  • Primary Service Detailed Design & Engineering, Management
  • Industry Oil & Gas
  • Secondary Service Contract Management, Control Systems Engineering, Project Management, Safety Control Systems Engineering, SCADA HMI System Engineering
  • Client SABIC
  • Start Date Jan 2007
  • Consultant or EPC Yokogawa
  • Contract Value ($) 400000
  • Project Location 4G66+RRJ, Al Jubail 35816, Saudi Arabia
  • Person Hours 4100
  • Execution Office Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Status Completed

Scope of work

    Project scope was to design, engineering and testing of DCS, Safety Systems for $20M with 6,000 DCS IO and 2,000 Safety IO, 26 vendor packages integrated into Remote Instrument Buildings and Control Room, Analyser houses, UPS system and Central control room equipment. Support site installation teams for installation, loop checking and commissioning all executed with 20 engineers.


  • Manage scope and quality
  • Authorise procurement
  • Manage procurement delivery of 5 subcontracts
  • Manage performance and deliverables of Invensys IPS systems supplier
  • Resource management including remote & home office engineering teams
  • Ensure integration and inter-operability with 8 other SABIC projects executed from UK, Netherlands, Singapore and Korea
  • Manage Risks, Issues, Communications
  • Manage Resources, Quality, Integration
  • Manage Schedule and Costs


  • Project Management
  • Project Planning & Controls
  • Project Engineering
  • Factory Acceptance Test

Technical specifications

  • 6,000 Inputs/Outputs Yokogawa Centum VP DCS
  • 2,000 Inputs/Outputs Yokogawa ProSafe IPS
  • 26 vendor packages