ABB Wins Major Project to Relocate a 108k Barrels Per Day Refinery

Oct 13 2016 Read 1086 Times

ABB (UK) has been awarded a contract to support the dismantling of a former refinery in Milford Haven, South Wales. At its close the refinery produced 108k barrels per day. This project started in July 2016 and is planned to be completed in the next two years.

ABB Consulting has been appointed as the project Construction Design and Management (CDM) Principal Designers. The team will work closely with Waste Recycling & Decommissioning Ltd (WRD), the dismantling contractor, to identify and manage the hazards during the execution of the project.

The Milford Haven Refinery ceased production in November 2014. Approximately 60% of the process units will be dismantled and rebuilt at an existing facility located outside the UK.

ABB Consulting has a worldwide reputation as a leader in supporting process industry assets throughout their full lifecycle and was appointed following a competitive tender process.

Steve Andrew, Demolition and Remediation Manager at ABB Consulting explained the challenges surrounding the project: “The refinery has been shut down for some time now, and although it has been decommissioned, there always remains a risk of a residual level of contamination. Thorough checks will need to be carried out to ensure the works can be completed safely.

Due to the site’s scale and complexity ABB will need to work closely with the Client and WRD to ensure this project is completed successfully. This will involve detailed planning and preparation to develop safe systems of work, to ensure the project is successfully completed within the agreed schedule whilst achieving world class SHE performance.”

Site relocation is part of the ABB asset closure and site regeneration service portfolio.

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