$20 Million Irving Oil Refinery Turnaround Underway

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Over the next eight weeks, 650 additional skilled tradespeople will join the refinery’s 1,400 person workforce to complete the facility’s annual fall turnaround. The $20 million maintenance project will enhance the safety and reliability of Canada’s largest refinery, which produces high-quality energy products for customers in Eastern Canada and the US Northeast.

Electricians, pipefitters, boilermakers, and other tradespeople will work 24/7, for a total of 450,000 workforce hours during the project, giving a boost to regional businesses in recreation, entertainment, food service and accommodation rentals.

“Our fall turnaround pushes our total sustaining Refinery capital investments to over $200 million for 2014,” says Mark Sherman, General Manager of the Irving Oil Refinery. “In addition to the regional economic benefits, this level of investment provides strong job opportunities for our region’s tradespeople and we can’t thank them enough for their hard work and dedication. Without our skilled tradespeople, single year investments of this size wouldn’t be possible.”

Safety is a core value at Irving Oil and turnaround workers participate in extensive safety training orientation sessions prior to beginning work. Safety teams will also conduct daily safety audits and additional safety specialists will be on-site for the duration of the turnaround.


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