October 2014

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HP Project Management: Case history: Hurdles in dismantling a vintage ammonia plant

Dismantling an ammonia plant is a daunting task under any circumstances. It is even more problematic when the facility is located in a remote place such as central Pakistan and managed by local contra..

Ahmed, Z., Engro Fertilizers

Dismantling an ammonia plant is a daunting task under any circumstances. It is even more problematic when the facility is located in a remote place such as central Pakistan and managed by local contractors with little experience in such activities. This case history explores the dismantling of an older ammonia plant designed by Fluor Corp. that was successfully completed, as shown in Fig. 1.     Fig. 1. Night view of the   ammonia plant in operation,   showing the towers, furnace   stacks and converter. The project The dismantling of the ammonia plant was done through a local contractor lacking experience both at the sub-contracting and clien

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