To upgrade protection systems in accordance with the Northeast Power Coordination Council’s (NPCC) criteria for bulk power systems, EastPoint designed new schemes and fully redundant protection as well as control and communication substation upgrades, and replaced out-of-date power breakers with SF6 gas breakers.
To meet safety and environmental regulations, the liquids loading system at ExxonMobil’s Point Tupper facility required an upgrade of how it processed specification liquefied petroleum gases (propane and butane) or Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) mix and stabilized condensate. EastPoint designed and supported the construction of this critical component.
To better deal with a liquid-rich gas flow from the Sable fields, EastPoint designed and constructed a $5M upgrade to the Goldboro Gas Plant and the Point Tupper Fractionation Plant. This included piping spool reconfiguration for liquids debottlenecking at onshore facilities, and a re-traying of the de-ethanizer tower at Goldboro and the de-butanizer tower at Point Tupper to handle increased liquid.
EastPoint managed the construction of the Encana Deep Panuke Project onshore and nearshore pipeline project, delivering HS&E, a review of contractor submissions, and cost control and quality assurance including pigging and hydrotesting. This required underwater trenches, and pipeline burial both off and on-shore.
When erosion caused the six supporting legs of the Thebauld Platform to move excessively, EastPoint modeled prototypical solutions, and recommended, designed, managed, and implemented the most effective fix—a grouting of the annulus of each leg to secure it to the supporting pipe pile. This project was completed for $30M, well under the planned $60M.