Electrical & Instrumentation and Turnarounds

Hovensa Oil Refinery FCCU Block Turnaround

EXCEL was the general contractor for all electrical and instrumentation work for the Hovensa Oil Refinery


St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Project Scope

The scope was to plan and execute the E&I work for FCCU Block Turnaround, which involved complete outages for 16 process units.


Oil and Gas

Project Status

fccu block turnaround

Project Description

EXCEL identified and solved many obstacles during multiple scope reviews resulting in cost savings in materials and manhours. The unique challenges associated with this project were the transportation of personnel, materials, and equipment from the U.S. mainland to the island. Transporting 35 professional staff and over 180 craftsmen from 22 states to St. Croix and their subsequent transportation between housing and the refinery required constant communication, strategic planning sessions, dual work shifts, and spot overtime to manage the schedule and labor costs. Safety programs, safety training, daily safety audits, daily JSAs, and EXCEL's Empowerment for Safety program were site-specific. They led to the successful execution of over 80,000 manhours without an OSHA recordable incident.

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