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Turnkey solution for Johnson Matthey Catalysts


Client: Johnson Matthey
Project: Turnkey solution for Johnson Matthey Catalysts
Contract Value: £11.1m

Boulting provided a turnkey engineering solution for the installation of a new catalyst process and plant. In addition the expansion of existing nitrates by-product treatment facility and a new analytical laboratory.

Cost productive with a single supplier

Boulting provided a turnkey solution for a new product treatment facility incorporating design and mechanical fabrication together with electrical and instrumentation services.

As with any complex project, the provision of a single supplier simplified the many processes including variations, making it more cost effective and cost productive.

Design, installation and fabrication

Any potential risks were removed at the design stage ensuring a safe and cost effective build. Our electrical and instrumentation team installed 6,500 metres of containment to house 125,000 metres of power and instrument cable and 1,200 metres of trace heating cable.

An Emerson Delta V control system was installed with 206 instrument JB’s and control panels and 204 motor drives. Over 1,000 instrument loops and 13,030 metres of pipework were situated for powering 3400 instruments in the project. Also installed were 280 luminaires.

Fabrication was undertaken by the mechanical team, at St Helens. where some 1,340 isometrics with 9,400 metres of pipework, fitted with 1,512 valves was manufactured. In total some 381 items of equipment and 1,200 steels supports were fitted by the on-site teams.

Boulting project management ensured a cost effective turnkey solution

Boulting approved and controlled subcontractors undertook insulation, painting, scaffolding, cable installation lightning protection, trace heating, voice & data, NDT bombing, craneage, HV installation, HVAC and pump management.

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