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KBR Successfully Completes Monroe Energy ULSG Project

​KBR recently celebrated the completion of a major project to dismantle and relocate an Ultra-Low Sulfur Gasoline (ULSG) unit for Monroe Energy, LLC. The KBR team is proud of their significant contribution in planning, technically integrating, executing and leading the project to a safe and successful completion before the schedule deadline and while remaining under budget.

In 2015 Monroe awarded KBR a contract to provide engineering services to dismantle the existing ULSG unit at the Sunoco Marcus Hook Industrial Complex (MHIC) in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania and to reconstruct and integrate the unit at Monroe Energy's refinery located in Trainer, PA. KBR was also awarded a second contract to provide Construction Management, Procurement, Subcontracts, Engineering Field Support and Inspection Services.

KBR deconstructed an existing ULSG unit into shippable piping and equipment modules and reconstructed the transferred unit at Monroe’s Trainer refinery.

The purchase, movement and commissioning of the ULSG unit is the largest single investment construction project at the Monroe Energy Trainer refinery since the 1970's.

The introduction of fluid catalytic cracking naphtha into the ULSG unit on September 28, 2017 marked the completion of a major milestone to produce Tier 3 gasoline before the end of 2017. Less than a week later Monroe was able to achieve on-spec ULSG production of less than 20 ppm sulfur.

KBR successfully completed a major project to dismantle and relocate an Ultra-Low Sulfur Gasoline (ULSG) unit for Monroe Energy, LLC.

KBR's execution strategy included deconstructing the existing ULSG unit into shippable piping and equipment modules, systematically lifting and transporting the modules and reconstructing the unit at the Trainer refinery. Once the unit was reconstructed, the process feed, yield interconnects and utilities were installed.

Many factors, like a robust project controls program, led to KBR's successful delivery of the project ahead of the client's schedule and cost targets. The team's technical expertise and experience with refinery projects, the establishment of a strong client relationship built on transparency, a mutual respect and clear communications led to a seamless project execution with early detailed planning. Also contributing to the success of the project was the KBR Zero Harm initiative that promotes a safe and inclusive work environment which was shared by all companies, groups and craft workers at the project site.

KBR’s successful completion of the Monroe Energy ULSG project was due in part to the Zero Harm initiative that promotes a safe and inclusive work environment.

This project was executed through KBR's Wilmington Operations Center (WOC) which focuses on refinery, chemical and biofuels projects. Peter Howe, WOC Vice President said that the facility is comprised of approximately 700 professionals qualified in executing grassroots as well as revamp FEL/EPC/CM projects, and provides a complete array of project services to KBR clients.

Glenn Jensen, KBR's Project Director, said, "Project success was achieved through KBR's innovative approach to the project requirements and challenges coupled with nonstop communication and teamwork with our client and subcontractors such that we were able to deliver on our commitment."