1st Edition

Introduction to Process Plant Projects

By H. Selcuk Agca, Giancarlo Cotone Copyright 2019
    347 Pages
    by CRC Press

    347 Pages 54 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The book covers all stages of process plant projects from initiation to completion and handover by describing the roles and actions of all functions involved. It discusses engineering, procurement, construction, project management, contract administration, project control and HSE, with reference to international contracting and business practices.

    Part 1: Basic Definitions. 1. Preamble. 2. Parties Involved in Process Plant Projects. 3. Contracts. 4. Management. Part 2: Launching the Project. 5. Starting the Implementation. 6. Project Management. Part 3: Developing the Project. 7. Project Development during Home Office Services. 8. Engineering. 9. Project Control. 10. Procurement. 11. Construction Contracting. Part 4: Later Stages of Project Development. 12. Continuation to the Project at Field. 13. Progress of Project at Field. Part 5: Project Completion. 14. Contract Closure. Part 6: Other Functions with Top Priority. 15. Health, Safety, and Environment. 16. Quality Management. 17. Job Acquisition Process. 18. Contract Administration. Appendices. Glossary of Acronyms.


    Selcuk Agca graduated from the Chemical Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University in Ankara in 1978 with a high honor degree. He completed his MS studies in early 1981 while working as a Teaching Assistant at the same department. He then started PhD studies, however, preferred shortly to shift his career target from academic to industrial. He was with Foster Wheeler Bimas for 25 years, serving as project engineer, project manager, contract operations director, senior company director, and Member of the Board. Selcuk Agca also has extensive experience as a university lecturer. He was awarded the ‘’Year 2007 Assoc. Prof. Fahrettin Can Award’’ on management success by the Chemical Engineering Dept. of the Middle East Technical University and has taught engineering courses at Yeditepe University. In mid-2010, he joined MUDEK as an assessor. MUDEK is a non-governmental association that evaluates and accredits engineering departments of universities under official recognition by the Higher Education Counsel of Turkey and with the authorization to grant Eurace Label by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education). From 2012 to 2015, Selcuk Agca served as an advisor to UB Holding of Northern Iraq at its Istanbul office with the title "Advisor at the Office of the Chairman." In 2014, Selcuk Agca accepted an assignment from the organization committee of the 11th National Chemical Engineering Congress and carried out preparations as well as full execution of a "first time" Student Contest on process design in a National Chemical Engineering Congress. In 2016, he started offering consulting services to Tekfen Construction Company on process plant projects.

    Giancarlo Cotone is a high profile executive in the energy industry, engineering and construction sectors. He has over forty years of experience in process, commercial, project management and contract management. He has "created" contract administration in two major global engineering and construction contractors such as Snamprogetti and Foster Wheeler. He has seven years of academic experience in public and private formation institutions for contract management and more. He is currently CEO of Fester Consulting SAS.