2018 — 2020
Air separation unit for a gas-to-liquids project in Uzbekistan
UzGTL is a large project to produce synthetic liquid fuels from natural gas in Uzbekistan. The process requires high-purity oxygen. The plant also needs nitrogen as an inert gas. Both oxygen and nitrogen will be produced by a cryogenic air separation unit (ASU). And engineering and procurement contract for the ASU was awarded to Cryogenmash. Due to a large scope of word, Cryogenmash subcontracted some work to Air Products.
I was engaged by Air Products via Ego Translating agency to help communication between specialists talking different languages.
My work on the project:
Consecutive and simultaneous interpretation:
I also audited the quality of translation in the project office of Cryogenmash.
- Discussion of technical issues between specialists in person or on conference calls;
- Discussion of schedules and progress with the client;
- Contract and work scope negotiation at the corporate management level;
- Disputes between parties;
- Negotiations with the bank financing the project;
- Site visits;
- Simultaneous interpretation at a training session.
Though the purpose of the contract was to build an air separation unit, my translation covered the whole range of subjects of industrial construction from procurement to financing:
- Air separation technology;
- Production of rare gases (krypton, xenon, neon);
- Process unit engineering and design;
- Review of process diagrams;
- Scheduling and planning;
- Implementation of HAZOP (hazard and operability study) recommendations;
- Assignment of safety integrity levels (SIL);
- Pipeline design;
- Review of isometric drawings;
- Electrical equipment design, selection and supply;
- Design, delivery and installation of cryogenic tanks;
- Preparation of data sheets for equipment and materials;
- Contracting and commercial negotiations;
- Equipment and material procurement negotiations;
- Work scope approval;
- Vendor management.
© D.V. Kazakov.