New Britain Oils Kirkdale refinery in Liverpool, UK, is a ground-breaking vegetable oil refinery. It was recognised by Greenpeace as a world leader in sustainable palm oil production.
This project involved the design and build of a new vegetable oil refinery. Once the site had been selected and a concept layout defined, the team (formerly PM Projen) delivered the project through to testing and client handover. The scope also included management of onsite construction works and development of a brownfield site.
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The facility involved approximately 150 stainless steel process vessels with piping, electrical and control elements. A process technology provider was used for the main refinery process equipment. All other design work was carried out by our team. Our scope also included mains utility services.
This was a fast-track project with delivery approximately 18 months from concept to completion. This was achieved by working collaboratively with multiple technology and engineering service providers.