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Rapid growth for Tebodin Vietnam


Stranded gas exploitation

Fast loading for animal feed Training the trader

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Complete the circle

Power and heat from 100 percent biomass Tebodin anniversary: 65 years!

Fertilizer production in Algeria

In the town of Arzew in northwest Algeria, Sorfert is building a 33- hectare sophisticated ammonia and urea production complex. The German company Uhde, a specialist in this field, asked Tebodin to provide the detail engineering for the offsites and utilities.

The Sorfert construction site in Algeria

Sorfert is a joint venture between Orascom of Egypt and the Algerian state-owned Sonatrach, Africa's largest oil and gas company. Sorfert was created to build a large fertilizer production complex, consisting of two ammonia and one urea plants in order to become a major exporter in

the Mediterranean. Global demand for fertilizers is on the rise, but the best energy source for the production is natural gas. The needed quantities are putting increasing pressure on fertilizer production in Europe, while Algeria has large and relatively cheap natural gas reserves and is developing its downstream industries. Potent fertilizers Ammonia and urea are simple chemical compounds. Because of its many uses, ammonia is one of the most widely produced inorganic chemicals. Up to 90 percent is used in fertilizers. Both ammonia and urea are produced from air and natural gas only. The complex at Arzew will produce more than 1.1 million tons urea and about 0.75 million tons ammonia per year. As world leader in fertilizer production technology, Uhde has already built more than 360 fertiliser

plants all over the world. For this project the proximity of Tebodin Gelsenkirchen was important, said Uhde Engineering Manager Mr. Manfred Kirsch. `We prepared the basic engineering and needed a multidisciplinary specialist for the detail engineering of the offsites and utilities. Earlier cooperation with Tebodin went very well and they started work on the Sorfert project at our premises in Dortmund. This was important because of the required engineering standards.' International cooperation Uhde was also looking for a company with extensive knowledge of the Plant Design Management System (PDMS). The Tebodin team consisted of at least twenty engineers from Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, India and Hungary, thus showing the strength of the international network of Tebodin offices. The team worked with Uhde engineers in Dortmund

and India using 3D engineering models and the PDMS satellite exchange module. This allowed simultaneous changes by different project participants and therefore also faster project progress. Project Manager Mr. Stefan Köhn explained how the project was basically divided into two main parts, production and storage. `The two main areas are connected by an ammonia pipeline with a total length of eight kilometers. The plant will become operational in 2011 and that means a tight schedule. Uhde has recognized Tebodin's ability to cover more project areas and we received additional orders for the engineering of the ammonia pipelines.'

More information: · Mr. Rob Beeks · Managing Director Tebodin Germany · Tel. +49 209 170 90 0 · E-mail [email protected]

Mr. Stefan Köhn

Environmentally smarter through ISO 14001:2004

In today's world, conducting business in a sustainable manner is of increasing importance. This is recognized by the recent ISO 14001: 2004 certification to the Tebodin office in Oman. It demonstrates the company's efforts to integrate sustainability throughout its design and engineering activities by launching specific, tangible initiatives.

`Achieving ISO 14001 certification is a major milestone in Tebodin's commitment to sustainability. This is a proud day for all Tebodin staff', said Mr. Jack Overkamp, Managing Director of Tebodin Middle East at a celebration held in Muscat, the capital of Oman. Special achievement The Oman office has proactively taken this initiative for better environmental sustainability, developed and implemented the system in-house and have obtained the certification in just three months time. `We are

one of the few design consultants in Muscat to gain this certification. Thanks to the continuous efforts of our staff', Mr. Overkamp continued. Environmentally smarter `It takes more than good luck and good intention to act in a sustainable way,' added Mr. Salim Al Kindy, Office Director of Tebodin Oman. `We are environmentally smarter as a result of the ISO 14001 certification. We understand our environmental risks and opportunities better than ever before and now have a systematic way of managing them.'

Stamp of quality Mr. Lijo Anthony, QHSE Manager pointed that `ISO14001 certification is a huge stamp of quality management system. Our people are proud of this and are committed to demonstrating excellence in every single day.' `Certification is not the end; it's laying a foundation for continual environmental protection today, tomorrow and far into the future' Mr. Al Kindy concluded.

Mr. Salim Al Kindy (left) and Mr. Lijo Anthony

More information: · Mr. Jack Overkamp · Managing Director Tebodin Middle East · Tel. +971 2 677 84 00 · E-mail [email protected]


Ideas build the world

Current projects

Overview of the Arp Thordsen Rautenberg plant

Mr. Ed Ockerse, Mr. Bastiaan Flierman, Mr. Jan Engbers

Fast loading for animal feed

A selection of our various current projects

Loc al temp erat ure at p rojec t loc at ion in A p ril

Upgrading the national power grid of Oman

Scope: consultancy services


The agricultural expertise available at Tebodin CCE in Deventer, the Netherlands, is in high demand in other countries. Mr. Jan Engbers and his team worked together closely with colleagues in the Gelsenkirchen office on the modernization of the bulk feed loading installations of Arp Thordsen Rautenberg GmbH & Co in Husum, Germany. The company is a producer and supplier of animal feed and other agricultural commodities, such as seed, fertilizers and crop protection agents.

Optimization of bulkloading facility for the feedmill of Aveve in Merksem and Aalter, Belgium

Scope: engineering and tendering services


A4 highway project for the General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA) in Poland

Scope: project documentation, technical, economical and environmental study

Mr. Thomas Haar, responsible for technical matters at Arp Thordsen Rautenberg: `We support farmers in northern Germany with fast and reliable supplies and also offer logistical and financial services. A masterplan study, performed by Tebodin in June 2008, had shown an upgrading of the production plant in Husum to be among the best options. At the start of 2009, the decision to go ahead was taken and Tebodin could start elaborating the plans for a new bulk station like the one they built at our Sollerup-Mühle plant in 2002.' Feed business operators have to comply with detailed standards concerning their production, storage and transport facilities. Compound feeds are loaded into trucks from silos with automated systems allowing for effective separation and identification of the various products. Mr. Jan Engbers: `Loading a single truck in Husum required too many movements and could easily take longer than 45 minutes. In the

new setup, this will be reduced to below 10 minutes for every truck. That means fewer trucks and drivers are needed, while Arp Thordsen Rautenberg gets much more flexible storage facilities for client-specific products.' Tebodin is responsible for the design of a new building with out-loading bays, which will be constructed right next to an existing building without any interruption of the ongoing loading operations. In the Gelsenkirchen office, Mrs. Esther Bertl has been working on the design of the new steel constructions, static calculations and the so- called `BImSCH ­ Antrag' (special form of permitting request) including emission calculations required by the German authorities. `The new system will have two loading bays with a total capacity of 250 tons an hour, due to movable feed discharge points', she explains. `We started work on the project in August last year. There has been a delay in acquiring the building permit, but we expect this project to

be completed this year, according to the original schedule.'

More information: · Mr. Bert Frowijn · Office Director Tebodin Deventer · Tel. + 31 57 063 89 00 · E-mail [email protected]

Engineering Services for a water supply system in Oman

Scope: detailed design


New AU Optronics manufacturing plant in Slovakia

Scope: EPCm services (Engineering, Procurement and Construction management)

The new bulk feed loading installations will be built next to this plant

New Interactive History Center of Ostrów Tumski in Poznan , Poland ´

Scope: project management services

BioFoam®: world's first PLA product with Cradle to Cradle certification

Synbra has received a Cradle to Cradle certification for the production of BioFoam®. This is the world's first poly-lactic acid (PLA)-based product and the world's first bio-based foamed product to receive this certification. Tebodin prepared the application package for the certification of this extremely environmentally friendly foam.

Increasing the oil production from an oil field in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Scope: EPCm services (Engineering, Procurement and Construction management)


New gas-fired power plant in Russia for Czech client

Scope: detailed design of a hot-water pipeline, a low-presure steam pipeline and a cooling water circuit

Designed for the environment BioFoam® is produced from the renewable resource PLA. Compared to the average emission of standard oil-based polymers, this bio-based product emits 70 percent less CO2 during production. After use, the foam can either be remolded to a new product or be completely biodegraded. Being `designed for the environment`, it leaves no chemical waste, which complies with the Cradle to Cradle principles. Information to certification Tebodin, with Project Manager Mr. John Horn and Process Engineer Ms. Daniëlle Keijzer, collected data and compiled information on material safety, water and energy utilization. The social responsibility of applying company Synbra was also taken into account. Synbra Technology bv in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands, makes expanded polystyrene (EPS) beads and is also the largest EPS recycler in Western Europe. Synbra

is a highly innovative company, as illustrated by its latest state-of-the-art products BioFoam® and Xire®, an incombustible insulation material. Based on the information collected, the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA) was able to execute an assessment study. This resulted in BioFoam® now officially being declared a Cradle to Cradle certified material. Mr. Jan Noordegraaf, Synbra's Managing Director, comments: `Tebodin has helped us to speed up the certification project through an efficient collation of all relevant information and took a lot of work out of our hands.'

Cradle to Cradle partnership Tebodin has a cooperation treaty with EPEA, and supports companies in developing Cradle to Cradle strategies and solutions. For more information visit

More information: · Mr. Jeroen Schouten · Office Director Tebodin Eindhoven · Tel. +31 40 265 22 22 · E-mail [email protected]



Multi story public garage in Belgrade, Serbia Report on technical and financial project status (work progress, work quality, schedule etc.)

Scope: consultancy

Ms. Daniëlle Keijzer, Mr. John Horn and Mr. Jan Noordegraaf


The PGE Dolna Odra plant near Szczecin, Poland

Design services for Polish power plant

Poland's largest power producer and supplier PGE (Polska Grupa Energetyczna) uses its own lignite resources, power stations and distribution networks to generate 42 percent of the national electricity output and to supply power to five million customers. As part of its efforts to develop renewable energy sources, PGE is investing in new co-firing technologies and in cogeneration, the combined production of power and heat.

but is technologically challenging. `To realize this project we have to combine our knowledge and experience in rail and road transport, waste management, biomass storing and building to create a cohered land use plan where construction will be implemented.' Paving the way In February Tebodin started work on the project documentation that will pave the way for the decisionmaking process by PGE and for the complicated permitting procedures. `We provide the conceptual design and design documentation for the new biomass storage facility, transport, loading and unloading installations with a capacity of 33,000 m3. The installations should enable the weighing and sampling of biomass, the rotation of biomass already stored in the warehouse, and easy transport by rail or road. The project scope also includes the dehydration of the warehouse, a fire extinguishing installation and the site lighting as well as execution of building design for old aches landfill reclamation and a new landfill build. Some fifteen Tebodin professionals, including Dutch colleagues who are environmental experts, will be working on this project until September 2010.'

Improving the delivery of Scania paints

Scania is a leading manufacturer of heavy trucks, buses, coaches and industrial and marine engines. In 2007 Scania opened a new facility for painting cab and chassis parts in Meppel, the Netherlands, to meet the needs of each transport company to have their trucks painted according to their special wishes. Tebodin was recently asked to assist in making a building permit for a new Mix Room in the existing Painted Parts Facility. This new mix room will enable sufficient paint to be supplied at all times. All special paints can be produced in this new Mix Room. The advantage of an in-house Mix Room will be a significant factor in achieving the timely delivery of products to customers.

Technologically challenging The PGE Dolna Odra (Lower Oder) power plant near Szczecin, consisting of eight units with a total output of almost 2,000 MW, is to be expanded with a modern furnace for biomass incineration. Tebodin SAP-Projekt is developing the conceptual design for the reconstruction of this power plant. As explained by Tebodin project manager Mr. Wojtek Jodzko-Krzak at the Katowice office, power generation from biomass makes economic and ecological sense,

More information: · Mr. Wout Voorhuis · Office Director Tebodin Groningen · Tel. +31 50 520 95 55 · E-mail [email protected]

Biomass storage at the Dolna Odra plant

Rapid growth for Tebodin Vietnam

The youngest Tebodin office was established in Ho Chi Minh City in 2009. In cooperation with the Tebodin office in Shanghai, it is rapidly developing a Vietnamese client portfolio. Despite tough economic times, growth seems unstoppable in Vietnam. Multinational companies are relocating their production centers which generates a lot of opportunities in each of the main industrial zones of Hanoi Dong Nai, Binh Duong and Ho Chi Minh City.

Global standards Global confectionary and gum manufacturer Perfetti Van Melle chose Tebodin Vietnam to assess several technical solutions for wastewater treatment at its plant in Binh Duong province. The right process improvements for the existing 235 m3/day system were analysed and budgeted. Tebodin was also assigned by Schenker Gemadept Logistics Vietnam (SGL), which operates the Integrated Warehouse of the local Intel plant. Six conveyors in the packing process have to provide their own electrical power and oil-free air. `Naturally in full accordance with the global Intel standards', says SGL project manager Mr. Tran Thanh Ven, who is impressed with Tebodin's performance. `We are happy with the work done so far by a very supportive and safetyminded team. I would certainly consider Tebodin for future warehouse projects and cleanroom design.' For oil & gas company Petrovietnam, Tebodin is designing a natural gas supply train in the Nhon Trach gas distribution station. The aim is to supply gas to the new 750 MW Nhon Trach 2 power plant. This tight-scheduled project consists of a 1.5 km pipeline, gas filters, heaters, metering, pressure regulator and utility system. It is the first opportunity to demonstrate Tebodin's abilities in the Vietnamese oil & gas sector. Local expertise Multinational food conglomerate Bunge is a leading soybean exporter. Inside the Phu My port complex, Bunge Vietnam is building the country's first integrated soybean processing plant. The first phase of this project

Bunge Vietnam is building the country's first soybean processing plant

includes the construction of a 3000 tons/day crushing line with storage for raw materials and end products. Tebodin project manager Mr. Hoang Van Chin: `We work on the design, procurement and construction management. Bunge needed construction experts with a good understanding of the environment. We aim to complete the work before the start of the rainy season in May.'

`There is plenty of work in this country and we can provide tailor-made services to every client', says Manager South East Asia Mr. Marcin Szczelkun. `Our international network provides world-class expertise exactly when and where it's needed.'

More information: · Mr. Marcin Szczelkun · Manager South East Asia · Tel. +84 8 3914 7743 · E-mail [email protected]


ITD participants of the workshop discussing their assignment

Artist impression of the new Majaal Warehouses

Training the trader

Hungarian Investment & Trade Development Agency (ITD) is the most important organization in Hungary where international investments are initiated, managed and monitored. In order to serve international investors at a high professional level, they intended to understand more about the permitting and realization processes as well as the utility needs of industrial investment projects. Tebodin, with its local references, international network and broad experience, won the tender and organized the training course.

High standard of training The training course, comprising lecture sessions and workshops, lasted for two days. Six of Tebodin's project managers, lead engineers and management team members gave presentations. The workshops allowed participants the time to discuss their concerns in detail and to test their knowledge through practical examples. They were shown how to approach investments and project realization from an engineering point of view. Mrs. Dora Dweik, ITD's Project Manager and participant in the training course: 'We were very satisfied with Tebodin's work. We received thorough and precise information about the permitting procedure and the steps to be taken. The presentations were very clear and the level of training was of a very high standard.' Meeting the client's expectations Project Manager Mrs. Beáta Horváth added: 'We were chosen because we could provide a complete and exciting training program which could be reinforced with an international perspective. My team organized the training and topics, invited external experts, wrote the tasks for the workshops, edited the textbooks which accompanied the training course and organized a final examination. It was the first time that we organized a training session about the consultancy and engineering work which is our daily activity. And although it was the first time, the lectures and workshops almost fully came up to the client's expectations.' International perspective Mrs. Dweik continued, `The international perspective helped to show ITD where we could improve

Integrated warehousing

The new Majaal Warehouses for First Bahrain in Bahrain Investment Wharf (BIW), has been completed recently. It is a large business park situated close to the new Shaikh Khalifa Port.

our permitting procedures and where we have a competitive advantage. We especially liked the idea that lectures were given by consultants who are working daily on permits.' During the training course Tebodin successfully provided ITD with valuable information, and at the same time developed a cooperative atmosphere, which may encourage ITD to introduce Tebodin as an expert and reliable engineering company to foreign investors in the future.

Real estate investor First Bahrain, operating in Bahrain and Kuwait, initiated this project to cater for the growing warehousing needs of small and medium-sized enterprises in Bahrain. The aim was to construct a modern and flexible warehousing and logistics center of international quality standards. Tebodin signed the contract for the design and construction supervision in 2008 and completed the design work in the same year, according to Tebodin Bahrain Director Mr. Mehdi Honar. `The construction activities were completed in March of this year.' The new development provides over 12,000 m2 of floor space and includes supporting services, such as surveillance security and an access card system. Depending on the tenant's requirements, the space in this open-span warehouse can be divided into individual and flexible units from 100 m2. The design also allows for an optional air-conditioned mezzanine between the main floors, while office space can be added in each unit. `The selection of Tebodin reflects our commitment to excellence and is indicative of our careful approach to developments', said Mr. Amin Al Arrayed of First Bahrain, who added that Tebodin's local presence and experience with similar projects were important.

More information:

More information: · Mr. Károly Ecker · Office Director Tebodin Hungary · Tel. +36 1 205 96 01 · E-mail [email protected]

· Mr. Jack Overkamp · Managing Director Tebodin Middle East · E-mail [email protected]· Tel. +971 2 677 84 00

Redesign airport for a whole new ball game

Thousands of visitors are expected to fly into Ukraine for the Euro 2012 football championship, hosted together with Poland. To accommodate the influx of airport passengers, construction of a new terminal at Lviv international airport is in full swing. After designing that terminal, Tebodin Ukraine was also awarded the reconstruction of the existing Lviv terminal.

Mr. Mehdi Honar, Mr. Amin Al Arrayed (General Manager of First Bahrain) and Mr. Yasser Abu- Lughod (Senior Project Manager of First Bahrain)

Advancing to the next round The new terminal was highly appreciated by both the client and UEFA officials. A new tender for the reconstruction of the existing terminal was announced in which Tebodin Ukraine also took part and obtained the order. `The new contract was signed in December 2009,' says Mr. Oleg Petrovsky, Tebodin Lviv Office Director: `The client has very strict requirements. This project is not only interesting for our structural engineers, but also from the architectural and historical point of view. Our people in the Lviv office are

very enthusiastic - it is the city they were born in and live in.' New structure in classical style The existing terminal consists of three sectors: a 2,600 m2 main building, a wooden passenger hall and an unfinished international sector. The two-storied main building was constructed in 1950, styled after Stalin-era classicism. Preserving the existing facades and valuable interior elements, the building will be re-equipped for receiving VIP passengers and official delegations, with waiting rooms, conference

rooms, cafés, premises for operational services and offices for airport management. `The project is quite demanding,' says Project Manager Mrs. Galyna Solyanyk: `we are maintaining history and making it convenient and up-to-date.' Experienced in airport design A technical survey pointed out which existing structures can be used and which should be reinforced or demolished. By the end of January, Tebodin had developed three variants of the terminal. A one-story terminal for low-budget airlines, made of

easy-mounted structures, will replace the old wooden passenger hall and unfinished international sector. The planned total area after constructing will be about 5,000 m2, accommodating an expected passenger traffic of 300 people per hour. Mrs. Galyna Solyanyk concludes: `Through this and other projects, Tebodin is becoming not only the technical center for cement but also obtains vast experience in airport design.'

More information: · Mr. Andrey Sosnovsky · Office Director Tebodin Ukraine · Tel. +380 57 728 12 88 · E-mail [email protected]

Artist impression of the reconstructed existing Lviv airport terminal


One of the Aurelian wells in Dornesti, Romania

Possible solutions for stranded gas exploitation

Stranded Gas is a term often used to describe gas discoveries that have not moved into development. This can be because the discoveries are not big enough to justify conventional development to the pipeline system or it is too costly to process the gas to pipeline quality. Aurelian Oil & Gas asked Tebodin to evaluate two options to develop stranded gas in Romania. The first required compression of the gas and subsequent transportation by road to a discharge point into the gas network. Specific technical challenges were for the compressors to have a high discharge pressure at the same low flow-rate as the in-line dehydration unit. At the unloading point, a modulating heat-exchanger had to be specified. The second evaluation required the gas to be processed for use in gas fired engines to generate electricity for export to the local electricity grid. Tebodin provided budget quotations from vendors, a logistics plan and estimates of capital and operating costs. The project ran from February to March 2010. Aurelian may implement the solutions found in more locations.

More information: · Mr. Ivo Rousar · Managing Director Tebodin Romania · Tel. +40 21 311 71 86 · E-mail [email protected]

Worldwide demand for superdisintegrants

DMV-Fonterra Excipients (DFE) is a global supplier of pharmaceutical excipients. DFE is a joint venture of Royal FrieslandCampina (the Netherlands) and Fonterra (New Zealand). In the town of Foxhol in the Netherlands, DFE will meet the high demand for superdisintegrants in the pharmaceutical industry.

DFE is market leader in superdisintegrants. `Excipients' are inactive substances used as a e.g. a carrier for the active ingredients in medication. Disintegrants are excipients that ensure that upon contact with water, tablets quickly break up and dissolve. Besides the main potato-starch based superdisintegrant, also a cellulose-based superdisintegrant is produced in Foxhol. Over the last years, Tebodin has been involved in the construction and several capacity increase projects of another DFE factory in Nörten-Hardenberg, Germany, that manufactures lactose-based excipients. Tebodin was selected for the Foxhol project because of the good results in Germany and other Royal FrieslandCampina (RFC) projects.

Double Dutch According to Mr. William van Nieulande, who is Project Manager in what is called the Double Dutch project, worldwide demand for superdisintegrants is growing fast. `The main production bottleneck in the Foxhol plant is caused by the peeler centrifuge and pneumatic dryer. We are building new and larger versions of this equipment, which will be housed in a new process building close to the existing plant. Tebodin started with the budget estimate in May 2009 and continued with the detail engineering. We are also involved in the tender evaluations and vendor document control.' Safety risks There are extremely high safety standards for this pharmaceutical production location. Tebodin

performed a pre-HAZOP (Hazard and Operability study) to assess the safety risks, which were subsequently reviewed during each design stage. `Highly flammable substances are used in a process in which equipment like centrifuges and dryers can produce dangerous conditions. Two fire resistant storage areas are to be replaced to the new building. After commissioning and validation, we expect the plant to work at higher capacity from January 2011. As we already have a framework contract with RFC, we hope to be involved in future projects after the successful conclusion of Double Dutch.'

More information: · Mr. Jeroen Schouten · Office Director Tebodin Eindhoven · Tel. +31 40 265 22 22 · E-mail [email protected]

`Twinning brings higher standards everywhere'

One of Tebodin's effective ways to add value through knowledge exchange is called `twinning'. It enhances our overall capabilities and directly benefits clients, according to three professionals from China, Czech Republic and Poland who recently came to the Netherlands to `twin' with experienced colleagues.

specification and connection methods. Cultural variety and local differences in engineering approaches enable us to find new solutions for clients. I am looking forward to applying what I learned and sharing it with my colleagues back in Gdansk.' Natural gas `Twinning brings less experienced colleagues everywhere in the network towards higher standards in many areas of expertise', says Mr. Kees van Ginneken in the Hengelo office. `It's far more effective than mere document exchange. We support various offices in the field of natural gas, with a focus on underground gas storage. It works in multiple ways: we teach our colleagues, clients get top-quality services everywhere and we also learn new ways of doing things. You get to know each other and find out about additional skills which can be useful in other assignments.' For Mr. Ondrej Kusnierik from the Czech Republic, a masterclass in Oil & Gas Process was the starting point in Hengelo. `The European market for underground gas storage has been growing fast since the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine. In a project for Czech

oil and gas company MND, I needed additional expertise in some specific areas. I received great help here and we are now working on a HAZOP tender for energy company RWE. This kind of exchange leads to new ideas, new opportunities and consistently high quality for Tebodin clients everywhere.'

Cradle to Cradle design. I really feel part of a global organization with lots of sharing and interaction, which should help us to grow continuously.' `Each country has its own approach to engineering and to solving technical problems', says Mr. Martin Zeeman, who twinned with Steven Liu. `Contact and communication about these issues helps to enlarge mutual understanding and makes you think about your own methods and principles. Since twinning promotes this professional reflection, it enhances creativity in looking for the best solutions. Each office has its own experts and specialties, so there's plenty to share and learn.'

Pipelines According to Mr. Frigco Kwaaitaal of the Pipeline Department in Hengelo, Dutch expertise on both onshore and offshore pipelines is in high demand. `The European

our knowledge with Kasia as we believe she will become a great ambassador of our expertise in Poland.'

3D design & HVAC design Mr. Steven Liu from China has been working in Hengelo since November 2009. `I am impressed with my colleagues' abilities. There are several people from other offices working here and the atmosphere is open and friendly. We found there are lots of similarities in our design approaches and I was given the opportunity to learn more about

Mr. Frigco Kwaaitaal, Mrs. Kasia Jakowienko, Mr. Ayhan Karakus

gas market is developing rapidly. Our colleague Mrs. Kasia Jakowienko from Poland has been working with us since early February. As a result of her knowledge in the field of environmental projects, including water supply networks, medium pressure gas networks and pumping stations, she got acquainted with our work very quickly. We are very happy to share

Mrs. Kasia Jakowienko came to the Netherlands to learn the latest about pipelines. `I have been trained in different kinds of calculations and the interaction between pipelines and the surrounding soil. In the next few months I would like to learn about high pressure pipeline design, route determination, material

Mr. Johan Barské, Mr. Johan van de Wetering, Mr. Steven Liu, Mr. Martin Zeeman, Mr. Hein van Veggel


The Krnov heat plant in Czech Republic

Mr. Josef Oplustil

Power and heat from 100 percent biomass

Dalkia Czech Republic has taken a big step towards sustainable energy production with a new steam boiler that uses biomass only.

stage in November and December 2009. For us it was exciting to be involved in this innovative project', he explains. `While Czech company PBS supplied the boiler and related equipment, we took care of the modernization of the boiler house, the construction management and the overall project management. There were many parties involved and we focused on good communications and the time schedule. During the construction stage we used a new and very effective method for the foundation of steel constructions. The whole project went really smoothly and we look forward to potential further cooperation with Dalkia.'

Achieve emission reductions Until quite recently, the use of biomass in energy production was limited to co-firing. This simultaneous combustion of different fuels in the same boiler was the main way to achieve emission reductions. However, adding biomass to coal is one thing, using biomass exclusively quite another. It sets high demands for boiler design and process control, for combustion technologies, fuel blends and fuel handling systems. Tebodin assisted Dalkia by designing the adaptations to their boiler house. Sustainable ambitions Dalkia, a subsidiary of Veolia Environnement and Electricité de France (EDF), is Europe's leading provider of energy services to local authorities and businesses. The company is ambitious when it

comes to sustainability, says Dalkia´s chairman of the board Mr. Zdene k Duba. `We want to take the use of renewable energy resources to the limit. The new boiler in our Krnov heat plant incinerates wood chips, sawdust and waste from pressed sunflower and sorrel seeds. This biomass replaces about 50 percent of the traditional bituminous and brown coal used at the Krnov plant.' Largest boiler of its kind The new bio-boiler produces 35 tons of steam per hour and is used to generate thermal and electrical energy. It is the largest boiler of its kind in Czech Republic, according to Tebodin Project Manager Mr. Josef Oplustil. `The efficiency ratio is above 90 percent and the emissions were already well below the legal limits during the testing and operating

More information: · Mr. Petr Kurka · Managing Director Tebodin Czech Republic · Tel. +420 251 038 111 · E-mail [email protected]

Secondary containments for removable connections

TAL sent a request for quotation (RfQ) to Tebodin for EPCm services on their program `2nts'. This program has been set up to ensure the availability of secondary containments around removable connections in their pipeline system to further improve the protection of soil and ground water against pollution with hazardous substances.

Supply refineries ln 1965 the international mineral oiI industry founded the Transalpine Pipeline (TAL Group) in order to supply refineries in Austria as well as South and South-West Germany with crude oil coming from the Adriatic seaport of Trieste (Italy). The TAL Group is a European enterprise that encompasses operating companies in Germany, Austria and ltaly. Current shareholders are the major oil companies OMV (25%), Shell (24%), ExxonMobil (16%), Ruhr Oel (11%), BP (9%), ENI (10%), ConocoPhillips (3%) and Total (2%).

Secure connections The operating companies jointly run the TAL pipeline system which comes from Trieste across the Alps, crosses Austria and then Germany, finally arriving at Karlsruhe or respectively at Neustadt on the Danube. The crude oil delivered by tankers to Trieste is transported to Austria and Germany through the almost solely underground pipeline system. The total length of the pipeline is about 753 km with approximately 820 removable connections. TAL's objective is to secure all these removable connections against potential leakages.

EPCm package TAL awarded Tebodin in a first step with the conceptual design for 23 stations including approximately 311 removable connections located in Germany and Austria. Tebodin presented conceptual designs for each connection point in on-sitevisits together with TAL, elaborating cost estimates and preparing a station file which reflects all site specific items and the alternative chosen for securing. TAL will use these station files to set up a new and more detailed RfQ for the whole EPCm package afterwards.

TAL is a new client to the Tebodin organization. The purpose is to realize a successful project for both TAL and Tebodin, which aims on

environmental protection. As another outcome a long-term partnership with TAL shall be achieved.

More information: · Mr. Rob Beeks · Director Tebodin Germany · Tel. +49 209 170 90 0 · E-mail [email protected]

Mrs. Esther Bertl (Project Manager Tebodin), Mrs. Claudia Eck (Business Development Tebodin), Mr. Rob Beeks (Managing Director Tebodin Germany), Mr. Hagmann (Site Manager TAL), Mrs. Dr. Bartscher-Hartmann (Project Manager TAL), Mr. Fürbeth (Procurement TAL)


Top view of the Orgaworld tank farm

First assignment for India's oil and gas industry

Designing a system for reducing the oil content of liquid waste by 99.9 percent, with all connected structures, was the first assignment for the new office of Tebodin Mukesh in Chennai, India. The young team fully met the requirements for the ONGC effluent storage tank project ­ and introduced some useful innovations.

Crucial capacity India's Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is a Fortune 500 company. It contributes 77 percent of India's crude oil production and 81 percent of India's natural gas production. Sufficient capacity to handle liquid waste is a significant factor for ONGC. In 2009, the company needed two new storage tanks for liquid waste at their Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) in Bechraji. The tanks were to be connected to the existing effluent systems along with associated mechanical, electrical, civil, piping, firefighting and instrumentation works. Best qualified for the job Before starting the work, a small team from Tebodin Mukesh visited the project location to study the existing facilities. It helped Chennai's young, enthusiastic project team of 15 specialists to design the new system to the client's requirements. Tebodin Mukesh Office Director Mr. Sudheeran Thekkedath explains: `We secured the contract for engineering consultancy through an open tendering system. Our tender was judged as technically best qualified and competitively priced so the contract was awarded for the job in June 2009. The two-month project was completed on time.' Additional innovations The group gathering stations and wash tanks now pump waste water containing 10,000 ppm (parts per million) oil into the improved storage tanks. After separation of the oil, the effluent contains only 10 ppm and is pumped into discharge wells to rebuild groundwater pressure. Providing an additional innovation, Tebodin's project team designed the dyke walls for the tank farm as an RCC structure instead of the more permeable earthen or masonry structure conventionally used. Open doors Mr. S.S. Basak, DGM (Instrumentation), Mr. V. Ganapathy DGM (Mechanical) and Mr. A.K. Rajan, Chief Engineer (Electrical) of ONGC Mehsana expressed their appreciation as the work was completed and draft documents submitted on schedule. The client was thoroughly impressed with the presentation of drawings and the extent of documentation. In spite of having only the limited resources of the newly-established office in Chennai, the ONGC project was successfully managed. This first assignment for ONGC should open doors for future projects in India's oil and gas industry. The successful outcome of this job has already been used as a reference in a new tender bid, currently under consideration, with Reliance Industries Limited for laying their jetty pipeline.

More information: · Mr. Thekkedath Sudheeran · Office Director Tebodin India · Tel. + 91 44 4212 2523 · E-mail [email protected]

Complete the circle

Biomass inputs, such as organic waste from supermarkets, food industry, second generation bio-diesel and fat rendering plants are converted into energy by fermentation. A lean engineering approach was chosen to embrace the client's needs in a cost driven project.

treatment is scheduled for April 2010. Flexible to client needs as always, Tebodin decided to employ `lean engineering` techniques. A small team was assembled and was based at the same location together with the client. That way the team rapidly adapted details, taking account of client wishes. Limited time and a different culture meant Orgaworld's requirements did not encompass the complete Tebodin engineering culture trajectory ­ hence `lean engineering.' Future-proof This project shows how to `complete the circle', integrating industrial processes by using each other's products, waste and raw materials, to achieve maximum environmental and economical benefits. This concept, called Greenmills, is one of the first biorefinery concepts to be built on an industrial scale and to integrate several companies like this. Overseas projects The success of this `lean engineering' approach has already borne fruit. `Because we are expanding rapidly and have recently started similar fermentation projects in the UK. Tebodin was again asked to provide the basic design', Orgaworld's Project Manager Mr. Robert Klaren remarked. Mr. Peter Kruidering, Tebodin's Project Manager, pointed out, `We set the project up with Comos PT. Because the other projects are sufficiently similar, we win a lot of time and the design process can be completed in a relatively short period of time.'

In today's world, there is an increasing need for sustainable energy-efficient solutions. One novel approach is to make use of the potential synergy between industrial processes. To date, using biomass wastes to create heat and energy has mainly been on an individual farm scale. Industrial scale Now, the combined initiative of Orgaworld and Noba Rotie in the Port of Amsterdam will achieve this on an unprecedented industrial scale. It will use organic wastes from supermarkets, food industry, bio-diesel and fat rendering plants. Within this concept biomass inputs will be converted by fermentation into heat and electricity and organic fertilizer. A three stage industrial waste water treatment treats all the process water from the different activities, together with 200,000 m3/year external industrial water from local companies. `Lean engineering' Tebodin's involvement dates from July 2009 and first waste water

More information: · Mr. Auke de Leeuw · Office Director Velsen · Tel. +31 251 26 24 64 · E-mail [email protected]

Mr. Peter Kruidering (left) and Mr. Stefan van den Hark (Orgaworld)

With a full range of services and an extensive knowledge network Tebodin assists clients in various market sectors:

Industrial, Health & Nutrition, Utilities & Environment, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Infrastructure, Property

The chemical industry has always been one of the core market sectors of Tebodin. Numerous projects have been executed involving consultancy, design & engineering, procurement, construction management and project management in the Western world. Nowadays many Multinationals from the West move into Central and Eastern Europe and Asia to start production close to the markets that they serve. Many of these companies chose Tebodin to accompany them. We consider ourselves to be a `general' engineering contractor, independent of specific processes. We take our client's process as a starting point for further design development and implementation whereby `localization' of their design and acquiring the necessary permits are paramount. If you would like to deploy a Western-style project execution combined with know-how from local staff then Tebodin is the service provider for you. We make it our business to help multinational companies realize their investment plans across borders.


A selection of renowned clients for which Tebodin has executed projects:

Borouge DSM Engineering Plastic SABIC Innovative Plastics SunChemical

Full scope of EPCm services for a Compounding production facility in Shanghai, China Project management and construction management services for a greenfield manufacturing plant in Pune, India Front end loading and EPCm services for the production of `Xtreme' LexanTM resins at Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands Conceptual and basic plus for the production line, Belgium SABIC Innovative Plastics in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands Borouge production facility in Shanghai, China

More information: · Mr. Hans Kleiboer · Director Corporate Business Development · Tel. +31 70 348 04 89 · E-mail [email protected]



Western Europe

The Netherlands

The Hague Hengelo Groningen Maastricht Eindhoven Rotterdam Velsen Deventer Bergen op Zoom +31 +31 +31 +31 +31 +31 +31 +31 +31 70 348 74 249 50 520 43 329 40 265 181 65 251 26 570 63 164 21 09 64 95 47 22 17 24 89 60 11 96 55 77 22 11 64 00 00

Absorber column erected

Sasol-Huntsman GmbH & Co. KG is one of Europe's leading providers of maleic anhydride (MSA), the most important ingredient for unsaturated polyester resins. In an EPCm contract, Tebodin is realizing a second MSA production line at the Sasol-Huntsman facilities in Moers, Germany. The basic engineering was done by Huntsman, while Tebodin is responsible for the detail engineering, procurement and construction management.


Antwerp +32 3 250 28 01


Gelsenkirchen Schwarzheide Leuna +49 209 170 90 0 +49 35752 94 80 0 +49 3461 826 99 80

Central Europe


Warsaw Gdan ´sk Szczecin Poznan ´ Katowice Cracow +48 +48 +48 +48 +48 +48 22 58 91 61 32 12 452 303 454 653 782 295 19 30 21 32 59 24 99 32 36 01 99 50

The detail engineering is completed. The construction phase runs nearly according to schedule, despite of a slight delay due to the long and cold winter weeks. Foundation and concrete works are completed, while the structural steel works and the incorporation of single equipments are processing at full blast. Most recently the absorber column of about 40 m length with a weight of 150 tons has been erected with the help of two cranes (1.200 to and 400 to.). Centerpiece of this installation is a reactor (operating weight about 1.100 to.), which will be supplied on shipping route and a neighbouring harbour. The heaviest single component weighs inclusive cross-arm and rope angle about 600 to. The mechanical completion for the new Sasol plant is planned for November 2010. Optimal within this project is the short distance between the Tebodin office in Gelsenkirchen and Sasol Huntsman GmbH & Co. KG site in Moers. Those 40 km allow both parties a simplified communication as well as an easily coordination between the planning team and the site management.

Czech Republic

Prague Pardubice Ostrava +420 251 03 81 11 +420 466 05 36 11 +420 591 001 591

Slovak Republic

Bratislava Kosice +421 232 66 02 00 +421 55 685 40 87


Budapest Szeged +36 1 205 96 01 +36 62 429 738

South Eastern Europe


Belgrade +381 11 313 24 65


Bucharest Cluj +40 21 311 71 86 +40 364 41 83 05

Eastern Europe


Moscow St. Petersburg Ekaterinburg +7 495 258 80 58 +7 812 718 37 80 +7 343 371 70 70


Kiev Lviv Kharkiv +380 44 426 49 40 +380 32 242 14 31 +380 57 728 12 88

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Middle East

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Dubai +971 2 677 84 00 +971 4 221 58 39


Mr. Robert-Jan Kwakkelstein has been appointed Office Director The Hague as per 1 March 2010. Mr. Kwakkelstein has worked for Jacobs Engineering B.V. since 1996 and has extensive experience in engineering, consultancy and (project) management. As per the same date Mr. Petr Ku °rka has been appointed Country Director of Tebodin Slovakia s.r.o next to his position as Country Director Tebodin Czech Republic s.r.o.

Anniversary cake in Bahrain


Manama +973 17 70 05 44


Doha +974 46 75 654


Muscat +968 24 62 80 00

Tebodin anniversary: 65 years!

On 8 March 1945, the Second World War almost at an end, our founding father Frederik van Iterson started his new company. He was aware of the opportunities ahead of him. Rebuilding Dutch post war industrial infrastructure and Tebodin was born. Many successful years followed. 65 years later, our ability to identify opportunities is still going strong. Many successful initiatives in new countries and market segments feed our drive. These photos show a selection of the celebrations around the world, on 8 March 2010.

Saudi Arabia

Jeddah +966 2 669 55 95



Shanghai +86 21 52 56 95 22


Chennai +91 44 434 03 200

News in brief

Please note that the address of the Poznan office in Poland has changed: Tebodin SAP-Projekt Poznan Sp. z o.o. ´ ul. Abp.A. Baraniaka 88B 61-131 Poznan ´ Tel. +48 61 653 32 01 Fax +48 61 653 32 02 E-mail [email protected]


Ho Chi Minh City +84 8 39 14 77 43


See our website for the latest information on offices and addresses.


no. 1 - April 2010


Tebodin World - Tebodin Consultants & Engineers house journal is published quarterly. Editorial/design/production Public Relations Department of Tebodin B.V., in cooperation with The Freelance Connection, Gerry Paster Copy & Concepts, O-pen Coaching & Workshops, Printing office De Eendracht and The Attic - Graphics Studio. Photography Several Tebodin employees. Should you require more detailed information concerning any of the subject matter in this issue, please contact the nearest Tebodin office or the PR Department via [email protected]


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