OREGON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nexus Engineering Group, LLC, celebrated the completion and successful commissioning of a $400 million project with BP-Husky Refining, LLC, during a ribbon cutting ceremony held at BP-Husky’s Toledo Refinery on March 7, 2013. The project, named the Reformer 3 Project, was praised by local politicians and BP and Husky management for its exceptional safety performance. Construction took about two years, 1.5 million hours of work, required the skills of over 1,500 different tradespeople, and was completed with no lost-time injuries. In addition to the stellar safety performance, the project hit its goals for quality, schedule and cost.
“This really provides a platform for us to be competitive moving forward. It makes more gasoline from the same amount of crude as well as more hydrogen we can use in other parts of the refinery. On many fronts, it makes this facility more competitive.”
The project included the installation of a new Naphtha Reforming Unit and upgrades to the refinery’s electrical system. The reforming equipment, which produces high octane gasoline and hydrogen, will improve gasoline production efficiency, reduce energy consumption, and lower environmental emissions. The new reformer replaces three units built in the 1950s and 1960s. The electrical system modifications will improve the refinery’s supply reliability and capacity.
In remarks to The Toledo Blade after his address to the local and national political and labor leaders, refinery staff and project team attending the ceremony, Mark Dangler, president of BP-Husky Refining and the refinery manager said, “This really provides a platform for us to be competitive moving forward. It makes more gasoline from the same amount of crude as well as more hydrogen we can use in other parts of the refinery. On many fronts, it makes this facility more competitive.”
Nexus Engineering Group, LLC, provided engineering, regulatory compliance, commissioning and start-up support and project management services to BP-Husky Refining, LLC.
“We are proud of our work as one team with BP-Husky and others whose dedication and determination made this project a success from its design and through a safely executed start-up,” said David Wagner, Principal Process Engineer with Nexus Engineering Group, LLC.
Nexus Engineering Group, LLC, with headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, is focused on providing the highly skilled and experienced engineering, project, construction support and front design services valued by select refining and related energy industry clients.