Another successful project delivered in Singapore
After a contract that has spanned three years and two countries, Hertel has recently completed insulation works on the prestigious ExxonMobil Singapore Parallel Train Project (SPT), located on the refinery and chemical hub of Jurong Island, Singapore.
Awarded the contract in June 2008 through mechanical contractor McConnell Dowell Plc (Australia) for the delivery of hot and cold service insulation to process, steam and condensate systems; works commenced on the Pre Assembled Racks (PAR) in October 2008 on Batam, Indonesia with the Stick Built Racks (SBR) and hook ups commencing on Jurong Island in May 2009.
At peak, over 250 Hertel employees from 8 Nations including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Bangladesh as well as trained and skilled labour from our Hertel companies in Thailand and China; applied 60,000m2 of insulation to the high standards expected. Together they also achieved over 500,000 man-hours without a Lost Time Incident, adhering to the project motto “Nobody Gets Hurt”.
To celebrate the joint achievement of project completion and the milestone of over 500,000 man-hours LTI free, a celebration dinner was held for all employees and was attended by our client.
ExxonMobil already has a 605,000 barrel per day refinery operating on Jurong Island as well as an existing petrochemical plant with the capacity to produce 800,000t per year of ethylene and includes downstream plants to produce polyethylene and polypropylene.
The US6 billion new plant will allow the company to achieve an increase in its yearly production to 1.8 million tones, making it the largest petrochemicals company operating in Singapore; and once commissioned the petrochemical complex will be the largest project owned and operated by Exxon Mobil.
Upon its successful hand-over, Lee Thompson, Project Manager said, “This has been a particularly challenging project for various reasons and it is testament to the abilities of our work force that not only have we been able to respond to our customers needs and complete the contract in a timely manner; but we have been able to consistently perform to the high safety standards you would expect of a blue chip owner. I congratulate all employees on their dedication in seeing this contract through and thank them all again for their contribution.”
Kevin Wood, Hertel’s Projects Director in Singapore adds, “The Insulation contract has been successfully completed in a professional manner by all involved, despite numerous specification, schedule and methodology changes during its execution. Concluding this Insulation contract under the extreme constraints of a new build extension to an existing live plant has been a mammoth task, but has been completed to high level in respect to safe working practices, exceptional quality control and effective production; a credit to the management, staff and work force involved in the project”.
Hertel continue to have a presence on site with insulation resources being commissioned by EPC Joint Venture Foster Wheeler/Worley Parsons (FWP) to support other contractors in completing their work, in addition to the ongoing scaffolding works awarded as a separate contract in December 2008 direct from FWP for common usage access.
Thursday 26th of May 2011, 12:21:23 PM BST
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