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Engineering, Procurement and Construction

POET Design & Construction is a full-service EPC with a full-time staff of 80+ in addition to outsource partners.


POET Design & Construction supports the POET mission by providing high quality, timely and cost-conscious engineering, procurement, and construction services. We provide this support through value-added design and technology innovation from a knowledgeable, hard-working staff. We work closely as a multi-disciplinary team, in a dynamic, fast-paced, ever-changing environment delivering the best product in the industry.

In 1991 Broin Companies created Broin & Associates to specialize in plant design, engineering, construction, and research. In March of 2007 Broin Companies announced a new name and new brand that brought together all teams under one strong identity: POET®. Broin & Associates became POET Design & Construction (PDC). This year marks PDC's 29th year of providing engineering, procurement, and construction services.

Nearly 3 decades of experience designing, building or retrofitting 32 bioprocessing plants makes us uniquely qualified for any project - big or small. We have now expanded beyond the POET network and offer both fixed price contracts and cost-plus-fee contracts. Current business activity has been conducted in Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio and South Dakota. Please contact us to learn more about our services.

SERVICES


  • Mass and Energy Balance
  • PFD Development
  • Design Modeling
  • P&ID Creation
  • Pressure Relief Sizing, PSM relief scenario documentation
  • Equipment Sizing (Piping, Pumps, Valves, Vessels, Agitators, etc.)
  • Steam Turbine Specification and Design
  • Boiler System Specification and Design
  • Ring Dryer Specification
  • Cooling Tower Specification
  • Centrifuge Specification
  • Utility Water Treatment (Greensand, Softeners, RO's) Specification
  • Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger TEMA sheets (specifications)
  • Process Energy Optimization
  • Process Hazard Analysis & Safety Reviews
  • Control Narratives Development (Functional Specification)
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Development
  • Commissioning Agent
  • Grains Receiving Design
  • Equipment Sizing (Conveyors (Belt, Chain, Screw, Pneumatic), Elevators, bag houses, Bins, mills, etc.)
  • Custom design/modeling on transitions, ducting, etc.
  • Load Toad
  • Commissioning Agent
  • Equipment General Arrangement and Layout
  • Pump and Piping Design and Modeling
  • Vessels and Tanks Sizing, Specification, Modeling
  • Fire Protection - Layout, optimization, Selection
  • Pipe and Supports Stress Analysis
  • Rail Loadout Platforms Specification
  • General Equipment and System Modeling
  • General, Fabrication, and Construction Drafting
  • Concrete Engineering Design, PE & Modeling
  • Structural Design and Load Analysis, PE & Modeling
  • Platforms, Catwalks, Access Structures
  • Highway Bridges (Steel, Concrete)
  • Roadway Box Culverts (Concrete, Precast)
  • Railroad Bridges (Steel, Precast Concrete)
  • Railroad Box Culverts (Concrete, Precast)
  • Railroad Track Shoring (Sheet Pile, Soldier Pile)
  • Structure Failure Investigation, Analysis and Repair Recommendations
  • General Fabrication, Erection and Construction Drafting
  • Disaster Recovery with Quick Response. Includes Structural, Mechanical, Process and Electrical Services
  • RISA software utilized for structural 3D load analysis
  • Seamless integration into Plant 3D models
  • Site Design (Grading, Utility Layout, Pavement Design, Erosion Control)
  • Site/Grading/ Drainage Design
  • Drainage analysis
  • Rail design
  • AutoCad Civil 3D utilized for railroad design, modeling and drawings
  • Established relationships with Class 1 Railroads
  • Full contract and construction administration capabilities
  • Electrical Engineering Design
  • Motor Control Centers Design
  • Load Analysis
  • Energy Audits / Process Optimization (VFD's, etc.)
  • Commissioning Agent
  • Delta V Integration Services
  • PLC Conversion
  • Automation Support
  • Commissioning Agent
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Program Management
  • Owner's Representative
  • Greenfield project needs, including
  • Construction stormwater
  • Air permitting
  • Hydrostatic test discharges
  • Coordinate
  • -- Phase I/II
  • -- Wetlands
  • Initial start-up support
  • Industrial stormwater
  • SPCC plans
  • Air compliance
  • Wastewater discharges
  • Waste assessments


CONTACT


POET Design & Construction


4615 N. Lewis Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605.965.2230
epc@poet.com



INTEGRATED 3D MODELING


Design Models with Mechanical, Structural, Civil, and Electrical Systems:


  • Autodesk Suites are utilized for modeling
  • 2D detailed drawings provided in AutoCad
  • Model generated and accessible to client through Navisworks


PROJECTS


POET Biorefining Expansion - Marion, OH

Location:
Marion County, OH
Client:
POET Biorefining, LLC
Completion Date:
October 15, 2018
PDC Provided:
All EPC Services

POET Biorefining - Marion broke ground August 15, 2017 to expand its production capacity from 70 million gallons per year to 140 million gallons per year. The project increased production of dried distillers grains from 178,000 tons annually to 360,000 tons annually. This expansion has added 26 million bushels of new corn demand annually for the local area and has created new jobs and economic activity for rural Ohio.

This expansion is the largest project in the Marion area since construction of the original POET Biorefining - Marion project in 2008. The $120 million project has had a profound impact on the local economy, including 225 temporary construction jobs and 18-21 new permanent jobs at the site. It also adds new corn demand at a time farmers sorely need support.


Project Scope of Work Includes:


  • Four additional 675,000-bushel corn storage bins
  • An additional corn receiving pit with dust collection system
  • Doubled Marion's milling capacity by installing 4 new hammermills with associated conveyers, baghouses, and blowers in addition to the support structure
  • Six additional 730,000-gallon fermenters, including the associated mixers, coolers, recirculation pumps, piping, and instrumentation
  • Doubled slurry capacity by adding a new slurry tank and yeast propagation system
  • A second distillation system including new distillation columns, three-bottle molecular sieve system, heat exchangers, pumps, piping, and instrumentation
  • A second evaporator system including four falling film shell & tube evaporators constructed to integrate with the second distillation system
  • Two ring dryers to dry the wet cake and a fluid bed cooler to cool final product
  • Process utility equipment
  • All associated buildings including HVAC, plumbing, lighting, and fire protection systems. Installed heat trace and insulation on equipment, and piping as necessary for personal protection and heat retention

POET Biofuel Facility - Shelbyville, IN

Location:
Shelby County, IN
Client:
POET Biorefining, LLC
Completion Date:
Spring, 2020
PDC Provided:
All EPC Services

Following a strong directive from President Trump to lift the outdated regulations stifling E15 fuel, POET has moved forward with full construction of a new biofuel facility in Shelbyville, IN. Final permit approval was received in 2018 for the planned 75 million-gallon-per-year facility. With design nearing completion and construction underway, the expected completion date for the nearly $160 million facility is spring of 2020.

Shelbyville will be the 28th starch biofuel plant in POET's network, and the fifth in Indiana. It will add 45 full time jobs and $110 million in annual corn purchases for farmers in the area, primarily within a 30-mile radius. The new facility includes POET's state-of-the-art environmental controls and production processes. Those include features such as the proprietary Total Water Recovery, which eliminates process water discharge from the plant, and POET's patented BPX process, which lowers energy use and increases yield, making this state-of-the-art plant even more efficient.


Scope of Work Includes:


  • Four 675,000-bushel corn storage bins
  • A corn receiving area with receiving pits, legs, and spouting to the conveying equipment including dust collection systems
  • Five hammermills with associated conveyers, baghouses, and blowers in addition to the support structure
  • Seven 730,000-gallon fermenters including the associated mixers, coolers, recirculation pumps, piping, and instrumentation
  • A slurry system including a new slurry tank, yeast propagation system, and chemical storage tanks
  • A distillation system including distillation columns, three-bottle molecular sieve system, heat exchangers, pumps, piping, and instrumentation
  • An evaporator system with four falling film shell & tube evaporators designed to integrate with the distillation system
  • Two ring dryers to dry the wet cake and a fluid bed cooler to cool final product
  • Process utility equipment and final product storage
  • All associated buildings including HVAC, plumbing, lighting, and fire protection systems. Installed heat trace and insulation on equipment, and piping as necessary for personal protection and heat retention

Steam Turbine Generator Additions

Locations:
13 Biorefinery Locations
Client:
POET Biorefining, LLC
PDC Provided:
All EPC Services

POET Design and Construction understands the importance of converting renewable resources to energy and other valuable goods as effectively as humanly possible. The Steam Turbine Generator Projects are a great example of this.

POET Design & Construction has successfully completed installation of steam turbines in 13 of their bioprocessing plant locations. These systems have reduced the reliance on the electrical energy grid; they recover waste energy for additional use in the plant and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The system uses steam in a turbine to generate electricity to run the plant, and recovers waste energy from the turbine to meet additional energy demands. This makes dual use of the energy used to power the ethanol process.


Through these projects, POET Design & Construction added:


  • Power generation of 3 to 4 MW, depending on the facility
  • Reduced electrical costs and independence from the Utility Providers by producing nearly 50% of the plant's electric demand
  • A direct carbon footprint reduction by utilizing a turbine to offset electricity demand with this innovative design
  • Premium pricing for the product by reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

Project LIBERTY - Emmetsburg, IA

Location:
Palo Alto County, IA
Client:
POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC
Completion Date:
December, 2014
PDC Provided:
All EPC Services

POET-DSM Advanced Biofuel's Project LIBERTY is one of the first plants of its kind in the nation. It uses cob bales - made up of corn cobs, leaves, husks and some stalk - to produce cellulosic biofuels. This product is harvested by local farmers and brought to the plant for processing. Besides ethanol, Project LIBERTY produces biogas from its anaerobic digester and steam from its solid-fuel boiler to produce power to run its own processes and export energy to the adjacent grain-based ethanol plant.


Facts about Project LIBERTY:


  • Fuel from Project LIBERTY represents a GHG reduction of 85%-95% over gasoline
  • Hundreds of people were involved in the construction of the plant
  • Project LIBERTY will consume biomass from a 45-mile radius of the plant
  • Project LIBERTY has the capacity to produce up to 25 million gallons of cellulosic bio-ethanol annually



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