ICE Engineering Excellence Awards 2013: South East England, Overall Winner.

ExxonMobil, Fawley Refinery & UK Terminals

£10 m/annum

Our Role

Resident for over 30 years at the Fawley Refinery, Trant continue to deliver civil engineering, building and other supporting expertise to ExxonMobil for their Capital and Maintenance programmes both within the refinery and across their UK terminals.

Working with a client such as ExxonMobil, within the highly sensitive refining environment, has provided us with opportunities to develop systems and practices in Health & Safety and Quality Assurance now nationally recognised as second to none. Furthermore, these systems have now been adapted and applied to our other business sectors.

Typical activities include:

  • Capital Projects: Ranging in value from a few thousand pound to multi-million pound work packages, including provision of design support services through ECI / EPC contract execution
  • Maintenance & Shutdowns: Support services to major planned shut-downs can involve short term levels in excess of 300 staff and operatives, with all the resourcing challenges that that brings.Operational support during execution of maintenance / shutdowns includes, for example, provision of specialist in-house operatives for TIOFL / Breathing Apparatus / Safety Stand-by / Hot work preparation
  • High Pressure Jetting / Tankage Rehab: ranging from internal vessel cleaning to exchanger bundle / associated equipment
  • Facility Management: Ranging from preventative HVAC maintenance through to management of class 1 / 2 Buildings
  • Environmental : Waste Management, 24/7 reactive spill response, contaminated material remediation & recycling

Example: Heat Recovery Project

Following Trant being awarded the highly prestigious Sir George Earle Trophy for the second time in 5 years, ExxonMobil’s Refinery Manager commented;
“I am extremely proud of what Trant has accomplished… this award is truly outstanding when you recognise the number of companies that compete for it.”

The purpose of this energy saving project was to redirect hot flue gases from the existing furnace through a new Waste Heat Boiler to produce 9 barg steam.  The new facility supplies a third of the steam required to operate the local plant area.  The ability to generate steam on the unit has brought the following benefits:

  • Reduction of CO2 emissions by 49,000 Te/annum
  • Reduction in demand for generation of steam by 230,000 Te per annum
  • Reduced costs of generating steam from other units within the refinery

Our project scope included:

  • The construction of numerous reinforced concrete foundations to support:
    • The Waste Heat Boiler, steam drum and motor plinths
    • The high level ducting from the existing furnace
    • The flash drum structure
  • The installation of flue gas ducting, pumps and pipework
  • The fabrication and erection of the Structural Support Steelwork for the Waste Heat Boiler, access stairs/platforms and flue ducting

The project adopted the Loss Prevention System (LPS) for Behavioural Safety, including implementation of LPS tools such as Self Performed Risk Assessment, Job Safety Analysis, Loss Prevention Observation and Near Loss/Loss Investigations.