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CONSOLIDATED CONTRACTORS COMPANY DOCUMENT No.

: MS-742- 102
REVISION No. : 1
& PAGE : 1
TEYSEER CONTRACTING COMPANY J.V. OF :
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METHOD STATEMENT

FOR

BRANCH INSTALLATION AND


HOT TAPPING
TIE-IN
AI – 301

RAS LAFFAN ONSHORE EXPANSION PROJECT


MS-742-102
RAS LAFFAN – QATAR

Issued for construction with


1 reference to RGX-T-CMSF/CCIC- 19/02/03 NC ART GCL HH IK --------
4492

Incorporated Ras Gas comments


D 27/01/03 NC ART GCL HH IK --------
Reissued for Approval

Incorporated CMS&A comments


C 16/12/02 NC MIJ ET HH IK --------
Reissued for Approval

B Issued for CMS&A Review / Approval 01/12/02 NC MIJ ET HH IK --------

A For Internal Review / Approval 28/11/02 NC MIJ ET HH IK --------

PREPARED CHECKED SAFETY QA APPR'D BY


REV COMMENTS DATE CMS & A
BY BY REVIEW REVIEW CCC/T

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INDEX

1. SCOPE
2. PURPOSE
3. REFERENCES
4. DEFINITIONS
5. REPONSIBILITIES
6. PREFABRICATION
7. PROCEDURE
7.1 PRIOR TO BRANCH INSTALLATION
7.2 BRANCH INSTALLATION
7.3 DURING HOT TAPPING WORKS
7.4 AFTER HOT TAPPING WORKS
8. SAFETY
9. ATTACHMENT
9.1 WPS 742-LTCS-02
D 9.2 WORK SCHEDULE FOR TIE-IN AI-301
D 9.3 HOT TAP PRE-WELDING CHECKLIST

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9.4 HOT TAP PRE-CUTTING CHECKLIST
9.5 WL-QMS-PRO-HT-00440 AI 301

10. FINAL ON SITE REVIEW (P.T.C.W)


11. EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS
11.1 EQUIPMENT DETAILS
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11.2 MATERIALS DETAILS

1. SCOPE

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D 1.1 This Method Statement outlines the requirement of branch Tie-in and Hot
Tapping Works for tie-in AI-301.

2. PURPOSE
2.1 To ensure that all information material, tools equipment, manpower and
supervision are available for execution of the work. In particular that work
steps are analyzed and all safety measures are taken so that work can be
executed in a safe and timely manner.

3. REFERENCES
3.1 Safety procedure
3.2 Piping General Design – RGX-S-00-1360-001
3.3 Piping – Fabrication, Erection, Inspection and Testing – RGX-S-00-1360-003.
3.4 Project Specification : For painting RGX-S-00-13AO-001 and RGX-S-00-
13O-004.
3.5 QCP-742-115and ITP-742-115
3.6 QCP-742-145 and ITP-742-145
D 3.7 WL-QMS-PRO-HT-00440 AI 301

4. DEFINITIONS

4.1 Company : Ras Gas


4.2 Contractor : Chiyoda, Snamprogetti & Company Joint
Venture (CMS & A)
4.3 Sub-contractor : Consolidated Contractors Intl Co./
Teyseer Contracting Co. JV (CCC/TCC)
4.4 Permit to work : Document issued by RAS GAS / CMS&A
4.5 MS : Method Statement
4.6 QCP : Quality Control Procedure
4.7 ITP : Inspection and Test Plan
4.8 NDT : Non-Destructive Testing
4.9 WPS : Welding Procedure Specification
4.10 JHA : Job Hazard Analysis

5. RESPONSIBILITIES
5.1 The Contractor is responsible for the execution / implementation of Branch Tie-in
and Hot Tapping Works, that all works are carried out according to applicable
D safety procedures, project specifications and specialist recommended
procedure.
5.2 The authorized permit holder/signatory shall obtain works permits from the
company/CMS&A as appropriate.

5.3 Contractor will supply all free issue piping materials.

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D 5.4 Tools and labor for execution of Branch Tie-in and Hot Tapping Works will be
supplied by the subcontractor.
5.5 All the safety equipment, vehicles, barricades and hazard signs for Branch Tie-
in, Hot Tapping Works and N.D.T facilities will be provided by the Sub-
D contractor.

6. PREFABRICATION
6.1 Split TEE as indicated on tie-in isometric drawing shall be fabricated, all NDT
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completed, inspected, shop tested, blasted and painted.
6.2 Test pack to be prepared to include isometric drawings, all QC documents, all
D related material certification, NDT reports and certification compliance.
6.3 Design code, temperature code, pressure code and welding code for all
D branches installation, fittings/materials to be confirmed by CMS&A.

7. PROCEDURE

7.1 Prior to branch Installation:


7.1.1 Sub-contractor shall identify / verify tie-in location where branch
installation is required and contractor to confirm tie-in location
7.1.2 CMS&A and Sub-contractor to confirm that all equipment required for
branch installation and hot tapping is inspected approved as per project,
D Ras Gas requirement.
7.1.3 Permit for the erection of scaffold to be obtained.
7.1.4 Barricade shall be properly installed around location where hot works will
be carried out.
7.1.5 Proper access scaffolding (with two points of access-egress) shall be
installed to carry out above works.
7.1.6 Permit for UT thickness check shall be obtained to verify actual pipe
thickness of existing pipe.
7.1.7 Remove paint prior to UT thickness check.
7.1.8 Perform UT thickness check and CMS&A-Ras Gas to witness and review
the result of examination.
Once tolerance thickness is verified with actual thickness, Ras Gas shall
release pipe location, ready for subsequent related job.
7.2 Branch Installation :
7.2.1 Permit to initiate preparatory works for branch installation shall be
obtained.
7.2.2 Line on which branch is required will be released by Ras Gas Opco to
Contractor / Sub-contractor after acquiring all related permit to work
D clearance.

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7.2.3 Proper safety precaution shall be reviewed at site prior to start of welding
works.
D 7.2.4 A permanent Safety Officer from sub-contractor and CMS&A will be at site
prior to commencement of hot work, to monitor safety related matters.
7.2.5 Fire hose and fire extinguisher shall be available at site of branch
installation activity during these works. (fire extinguishers, fire blanket,
only if applicable).
7.2.5.1 Area of work will be barricaded with red/white tape line to prevent access
D to others.
7.2.6 A qualified fire watchman will be assigned at site during the branch
installation works.
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7.2.7 Fit up and align flanged pre-fabricated split tee, in preparation for
longitudinal “V” butt weld joints.
D 7.2.8 Weld longitudinal split tee “V” butt weld joints (ref. WPS-742-LTCS-02),
QA/QC to monitor all welding temperature and NDE requirements.
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7.2.9 Align split tee to the correct position-location.
D 7.2.10 Weld circumferential split tee joints, (ref. WPS-742-LTCS-02), QA/QC to
monitor all welding temperatures and the NDE requirements.
7.2.11 Install valve and blind flange on to split tee in preparation for hot tapping
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works.
D 7.2.12 Split tee and valve shall be pneumatically pressure tested.
7.3 During Hot Tapping works.

7.3.1 Ras Gas-CMS&A will schedule the hot tapping date and consequent work
permits has already been applied for, released and approved.
7.3.2 Area shall be properly secured and all safety requirements shall be
adhered to prior to initiating the hot tap works.
7.3.3 Safety officers from both Sub-contractor and contractor shall be present
D and be on site all the time during these works.
7.3.4 Hot tapping machine / equipment shall be set-up, installed / hooked-up
with tie-in spool and valve. (Refer to detailed hot tapping procedure, Ref.
D No. WL-QMS-PRO-HT-00440 AI 301)
7.3.5 Hot tap work will only commence upon receipt of approval to proceed from
Ras Gas.
7.3.6 Hot tap vendor to confirm that coupon has been retained in the coupon
cutter.
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7.4 After Hot Tapping works :

7.4.1 Remove all hot tapping equipment/valve should be in close position.


D 7.4.2 Touch-up paint / coating to be completed on all damaged areas.

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D 7.4.3 Install spectacles blind in close position / valve should be in closed
position. (refer to isometric drawing)
7.4.4 Dismantle scaffolding around tie-in location.
7.4.5 All construction materials, tools & equipment to be removed from site & to
maintain housekeeping.

8. SAFETY

8.1 All works permits for the Tie-in / Hot Tapping works are to be completed
and received by Authorized Personnel only.
8.2 A specific JHA shall be prepared and reviewed prior to commencing of the
works.
8.3 All access / exit points shall be maintained free from obstacles, materials
equipment, etc.
8.4 Temporary safety signs shall be provided at all work areas, storage areas
and access / exit routes, etc.
8.5 Construction Works shall be co-ordinated at all times and confirmed with
Company.
8.6 All work related to unloading, handling, NDT, painting and piping
installation will be conducted in accordance with Ras Laffan Liquefied
Natural Gas Safety Manual and the relevant EHS Plan.
8.7 Nylon slings, shackles, ropes etc. shall be initially inspected and color
coded prior to use.
8.8 All scaffolding shall comply with project specification and will be inspected,
approved and tagged before its use.
8.9 When working over 6 meter of the operating plant, heavy lift procedure
shall be applied and work permit used. Extreme vigilance shall be
observed when cranes are being operated in the vicinity adjacent to the
operating plant.
8.10 When welding work is being conducted in the operational plant area, a
trained fire watch person shall be maintained at all times. Trained fire
watch shall wear orange vest as identification.
8.11 Sufficient illumination of the work areas, storage areas and access / exit
routes shall be provided while working at night.
8.12 All activities to be immediately suspended in case of an emergency.
Evacuate work area in a safe manner as per emergency evacuation
procedure. Work will be restarted upon receipt of approval from Ras Gas.
8.13 Ensure that working areas are free from rags, rubbish, tools, wooden
planks, boxes etc.
8.14 The Sub-contractor will maintain good housekeeping standards at all times.

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8.15 Sub-contractor to provide, erect, inspect and approve scaffolding as
required for the work.
8.16 Sub-contractor to obtain necessary Ras Gas Gate Passes and
relevant work permits prior to commencement of the work.
8.17 Daily pre-job briefing will be done by subcontractor
supervisor/chargehand with all workers before starting any activity.
8.18 Company to maintain communication between work location and
D control room operation during branch installation and hot tapping works.

9.0 ATTACHMENTS

9.1 WPS 742-LTCS-02


9.2 Work Schedule for Tie-in AI-301
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9.3 Hot Tap Pre-welding Checklist FM-742-2056 Rev. A
D 9.4 Hot Tap Pre-cutting Checklist FM-742-2053 Rev. A
9.5 WL-QMS-HT-00440 AI 301

10.0 FINAL ON SITE REVIEW (P.T.C.W)


10.1 Conduct walk through of all responsibilities, procedure and safety
requirement.

11.0 EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS

11.1 Equipment Details :


- Hot Tapping Machine (Ref. WL-QMS-PRO-HT-00440 -AI 301)
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- Nitrogen bottles
- Portable Hand Tools
- Diesel Welding Machine
- Air Compressor

11.2 Materials Details :


- N/A

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