First major maintenance turnaround completed with no lost-time safety
CALGARY, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Imperial Oil Limited today announced the
completion of a major planned maintenance turnaround at its Kearl
"We would like to wholeheartedly congratulate and thank our contractors
and employees for completing this major turnaround without a lost-time
safety incident," said John Whelan, Imperial Production Manager,
Mining. "This was our first major planned maintenance turnaround event
that included preventative maintenance to the ore preparation plant,
hydrotransport, extraction and solvent recovery systems, along with
modifications to froth treatment instrumentation and control valve
upgrades focused on enhancing reliability."
Whelan added that special recognition goes to the following contractors,
who worked incident free: Acuren Group Inc., AITF (Alberta Innovates -
Technology Futures), ALE Role-Lift Canada, Birch Mountain Enterprises
Ltd., Bula Enterprises, CEDA International Corporation, Clean Harbors
Canada, Clearwater Energy Services LP, Fluor Driver, FT Services, HSE
Integrated Ltd., Koch-Glitsch, Motion Industries (Canada) Inc., Prime
Boiler Services, Roberts Mechanical Services, Safway Services Canada,
Sterling Crane, Weir Services Edmonton, and Willbros Construction
Services Canada LP.
The turnaround, during which the Kearl facility was off-line, was
executed over the last two full weeks of September. The turnaround
involved a total of 150,000 hours worked.
After more than a century, Imperial continues to be an industry leader
in applying technology and innovation to responsibly develop Canada's
energy resources. As Canada's largest petroleum refiner, a major
producer of crude oil and natural gas, a key petrochemical producer and
a leading fuels marketer from coast to coast, our company remains
committed to high standards across all areas of our business.
SOURCE: Imperial Oil Limited
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