As part of our support to Fortune 500 companies, AcuTech has been leading Hazard and Operability (HAZOP)/Safety Objective Analysis (SOA) studies for the Chevron Canada Limited (Chevron) Kitimat Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project in British Colombia, Canada. The project looks to be the first large-scale LNG production and export terminal in Canada, with the capability to deliver LNG to markets in Asia.

Fluor Canada and JGC won the bid to implement the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) for the project. As part of an overarching multi-year process AcuTech was chosen to provide two teams of facilitator and scribe in Yokohama, Japan and Calgary, Canada to lead the parallel track, multi-week hazard review studies.

Mr. Brad Fuller recently completed the HAZOP/Safety Objective Analysis (SOA) at the JGC headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, focusing on the liquefaction facilities (2 trains representing a capacity of up to 11 million). Mr. David Heller, is facilitating the evaluation of the utilities at Fluor Canada headquarters in Calgary, Canada, “The Kitimat HAZOP/SOA has been challenging as we have had to coordinate between Yokohama and Calgary.  We have worked with Chevron, JGC, and Fluor many times in the past; so our ongoing relationships with people from all three companies helps improve the communications.”

In the past year, AcuTech has provided facilitation supports for Chevron facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, Agbami (Nigeria) and Richmond refinery (California).