The P66 Tier 3 Gasoline Hydrotreater was a challenging build for the PCL team: surrounded on three sides by an operating refinery facility and on a fourth by a canal, PCL’s scope was located on a brownfield site with stringent safety requirements. The project was to construct a 25,000 barrels-per-day gasoline hydrotreater on the site using open art technology, with our scope consisting of:
- Site preparation
- Civil concrete
- Structural steel with new and existing pipe rack modifications
- Static and rotating equipment installation
- Installation of ISBL/OSBL piping
- Tie-ins feeding the new units
- 13.8kV electrical feeders from the modified substation to a new power center
Against all odds, the PCL team was able to tackle the environmental challenges and provide creative labor solutions to execute the work. PCL established a satellite office in Lake Charles, Louisiana to establish a local presence and heavily recruit craft resources in the competitive labor market. In addition to local labor recruiting efforts, PCL sought support from local subcontracting crews and engaged labor brokers to provide the resources necessary to execute the project.
PCL’s efforts to recruit local labor provided a successful project for Phillips 66. Not only was PCL able to complete the project on time, but did so without a recordable or lost-time incident, providing Phillips 66 with the infrastructure needed to reduce the sulfur content in their gasoline production.