HSL Energy and Power Plant Engineering

Plant Construction & Engineering

Highly active in the process industry, HSL is one of the leading civil contractors engaged in the engineering of oil and petrochemical plants. The broad spectrum of construction services we perform in the plant engineering area ranges from civil engineering to building construction works. Our clients in the sector includes global multinational corporations, and we are continuing to grow our business in this high-promise industry.

Building Construction

With a clear understanding of the safety and quality expectations in the plant environment, we are able to provide building construction services for various facilities such as electrical sub-stations, temporary offices and warehouses.

An electrical sub-station is a subsidiary of an electrical generation system where voltage is transformed from a higher to lower range or reversed by means of transformers. Normally several high power pieces of electrical equipment are housed within each substation and as such, materials of appropriate type and thickness are required to ensure adequate resistance. Our experience with substations helps us to ensure that all the necessary safety precautions are in place, and suitable building methods are adhered to so that the end result is a facility that functions smoothly and safely.

Civil Engineering

Backed by valuable plant expertise and adhering to top-notch safety standards, we have been sought after to undertake civil engineering works in diverse areas. These include laying large foundations for heavy plant equipment, pipeline works, deep excavations, pipe rack foundations and fabrication of steel structures.

Beneath all heavy plant equipment lies a robust foundation, and at HSL, we pride ourselves in being one of the best foundation builders for the process industries. In process plants, huge structures such as furnaces, reactors and boilers are common, and these units often require complex designs to ensure that high temperatures can be maintained without compromising the integrity of the underlying structure. Understanding their complexity and unique requirements has aided us in developing a strong foundation building process that firmly incorporates safety and stability.

The apparently simple process of placing water lines and sewer lines can actually throw up multiple challenges. The many considerations affecting such work include depth of the trenches, proximity to existing structures and underground services in the vicinity. Good planning is seen as an essential first step in constructing waterlines and sewer lines, because that preempts any possibility of leakage in future. We believe we are one of the best planners in the industry, constantly following meticulous steps to avoid or mitigate the effects brought about by any kind of underground obstacle, and therefore laying line and pipe networks that can stand the test of time.

Deep excavation works have to be performed in a plant when constructing neutralization pits, oil interceptors or water tanks. Knowing the hazardous nature of excavation work, we give extensive consideration to the types of shoring system used whenever excavation is taking place. Additionally, our competent construction team ensures that diligent measures and actions are constantly in place to mitigate the hazards and conditions during deep excavation works, especially in “live” plants.

Up to now, pipelines still offer the most economical means of transporting gases and liquids. Such pipelines, sometimes used to transfer more hazardous hydrocarbon gases and liquids, are usually supported by pipe racks which play an important role in keeping the pipelines safe and functioning. Robust foundation works are vital to these racks and that’s where our expertise and experience comes in. With more than 15 years of experience in performing piling works across a variety of process plants, we are familiar with the hazards associated with working in “live” process plants, making us a preferred choice by many multinational process plant operators.