Chevron's El Segundo Refinery Coke Drum Reliability Project (Photo: Business Wire)
Fluor Corporation says that the Project Management Institute has selected Chevron’s El Segundo Refinery Coke Drum Reliability Project as its 2015 Project of the Year. Fluor served as the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contractor, in addition to performing initial studies and front-end design work.
The project replaced six coke drums and incorporated seismic upgrades to the coker structure at Chevron’s El Segundo Refinery in California. The vertical project required extensive scaffolding and 15 major lifts that ranged from 166 tons to 500-plus tons, and took place at heights of more than 250 feet. The project was completed four months ahead of schedule, $7 million under budget, with no serious injuries and with no disruption to the plant’s operations.