Piping, layout & mechanical engineering

How an oil and gas facility is laid out and equipped is crucial to ensuring safe, smooth and cost-effective operations. The process of arriving at a proper solution requires an experienced, multidisciplinary team comprising specialists within layout, piping and mechanical engineering.

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Navnit Kumar Joshi

Navnit Kumar Joshi

Head of Department, Piping, Mechanical & Layout, Middle East
T: +974 4423 1700
M: +974 66006902

Advanced 3D modelling of layout

Ramboll’s highly experienced piping and layout specialists apply their expertise and advanced 3D modelling to optimise the utilisation of space and operational requirements for all types of facilities. Ramboll employs state-of-the-art intelligent 3D CAD systems to accurately model equipment, piping, structures and cable trays.

Our piping and layout services cover:

  • Layout engineering 
  • Plant layout design in CAD systems such as PDS, PDMS, SM3D and SP3D
  • 3D modelling in combination with point clouds for clash free design
  • Piping flexibility analysis and pipe stress calculations of critical lines
  • Design review sessions
  • 3D laser scanning & survey

Mechanical engineering and material selection

Ramboll has extensive mechanical engineering and materials competencies and experience from a range of different facilities to ensure that the most suitable equipment and specifications are selected.

Our mechanical engineering services cover:

  • Equipment specification
  • Handling and update of engineering specifications
  • Material selection philosophies
  • Procurement and development of technical data for procurement of materials and services
  • Package engineering
  • Fitness for service evaluations (FFS)
  • Fire water calculations
  • Expertise on rotating equipment

Specialists in rotating equipment

We have a number of specialists in rotating machinery such as gas turbines, gas compressors, water injection pumps and generators. We are particularly experienced with specifications for major rotating equipment installed on floating production vessels as well as the specification of gas compressors, including design, fabrication, installation and production start-up.

We apply our piping, layout and mechanical engineering services for Offshore platforms, Floating production, Pipelines & subsea, Onshore production & refining, Terminals, storage and pipelines and Gas & LNG


The Piranema FPSO

The Piranema FPSO - designing for a confined space

The FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) Piranema is the world's first cylinder shaped FPSO in production. It was constructed by Sevan Marine with Kanfa and Ramboll as engineering partners.

Underground gas storage at Ninotsminda gas capped oil field

Georgia has experienced a pressing desire to build an Underground Gas Storage (UGS) for the sake of security of natural gas supply within the country of Georgia. An underground gas storage offers the ability to accommodate seasonal and short-term fluctuations in the demand for natural gas.

Norsea Gas Terminal in Emden, Germany

The Gassco Emden Project - Extensive revamp of vital onshore gas receiving terminal

After more than 30 years of operation, the Norsea Gas Terminal in Emden, Germany, needed to be refurbished to maintain safe and reliable gas transportation. The major scope of work included new receiving-, gas heating-, utilities- and process facilities. Ramboll carried out the FEED study proposing the technical solution.

Al Shaheen platform. Photo courtesy of Maersk Oil

Rectification of GRE piping systems at Al Shaheen

Maersk Oil Qatar operates the Al Shaheen field located 180 kilometres off the North East coast of Qatar in the Arabian Gulf. First oil was produced in 1994, and since then the field has undergone tremendous development with modification works and new designs still taking place on a continuous basis.

Siri platform by night. Photo: DONG Energy

Ensuring compressor integrity at the Siri platform

DONG Energy operates the Siri field in the North Sea. During the work with the flare, relief and blowdown report for the Siri platform, Ramboll detected that the lead pipe pressure drop was above 3% of the PSV set-point on the lead pipes in the 26C compressor train.

Mærsk Inspirer

Increasing well capacity of jack-up drilling rig Maersk Inspirer

In 2012 Maersk FPSO awarded Ramboll Oil & Gas an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract comprising enhancements to the jack-up drilling rig, Maersk Inspirer.

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PO Box 116921, Dubai, UAE
Tel:+971 4 334 3616
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