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Midwest Refinery gets a facelift

Boilermakers working for Madison Industrial lift the new reactor into place.

Engineers, planners, fabricators and contractors spent over a year in preparation to complete a major renovation of the FCC Unit at the Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery in Roxana, Illinois, in March and April of 2018.

Six hundred Boilermakers (450 from Local 363 in East St. Louis, Illinois, and another 150 from other locals) were among the more than 3,000 personnel who completed this turnaround safely, on time and on budget.

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Reporter  V57N3

CB&I’s O’Connor praises Boilermaker Code

[Addressed to MOST Administrator Dale “Skipper” Branscum]

Dear Mr. Branscum:

On behalf of Eddie Downs and myself, many thanks to MOST and Local One for inviting CB&I to participate in the new Boilermaker Code class this week in Chicago. Our class was led by John Skermont [now deceased], Patrick Gallagher, and Tony Smarra, all of whom did a great job.

Locals  L-1
Reporter  V56N1

Exelon praises L-5 Zone 175 for nuclear outage work

DAN AND NICK, I want to personally thank you and your team for the excellent support you provided to my team this outage. I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the way you and your team worked safely and error free. This was the first time I did an outage utilizing boilermakers (I used to work the outages in the east, and we used in-house workers) and cannot be more happy with the results.

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-5/175
Reporter  V55N1

Hayes Mechanical cites Local 1 effort

Boilermakers working on the day shift (top photo) and night shift pause during a successful project at NRG’s Waukegan Station unit 7 in Lake County, Illinois. The crews completed the conversion of a “hot” electrostatic precipitator system to a “cold” ESP ahead of schedule despite difficult scheduling restraints.

[Letter addressed to Local 1 (Chicago) BM-ST John Riel]

HAYES MECHANICAL WISHES to extend our gratitude over Local 1’s cooperation and efforts in making the Waukegan Station unit 7 ESP Hot to Cold Conversion project a success. [ESPs, or electrostatic precipitators, remove particulates from a boiler’s exhaust stream. Hot or cold refers to the relative temperature of the exhaust gases entering the ESP and thus the overall size and design of the system.]

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-1
Reporter  V54N2

Boilermakers shine on Michigan nuclear job

RECENTLY STONE & WEBSTER was called upon by our client, Entergy Nuclear, to assist in the replacement of the Control Rod Drive housings on the reactor head at the Palisades Nuclear Station near Covert, Michigan. The added work was expected to extend the critical path of the Palisades refueling outage by approximately 28 days.

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-169
Reporter  V53N1

New Brunswick recognizes L-73 for ‘world class benchmark’ in nuclear welding

Recognizing Boilermaker nuclear welding achievements are, left to right, John Cole, Senior Labour Advisor, Point Lepreau Refurbishment Project, New Brunswick Power Nuclear; IVP for Eastern Canada Ed Power; L-73 BM-ST Kevin Chaisson; David Galvin, President and CEO, Boilermaker Contractors’ Association; and Charlie Ryan, Director of Engineering, New Brunswick Power.

I AM WRITING this letter in recognition of the level of excellence in workmanship and productivity that your members achieved during the recent installation and welding of the lower feeder tubes at Point Lepreau. Our Chief Boiler Inspector, Mr. Eben Creaser, has brought this achievement to my attention and has proudly informed me that this accomplishment has been a world class effort. The Boilermakers along with all New Brunswickers should be very proud of this achievement.

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-73
Reporter  V52N3

PMC applauds Local 60 outage work

Members of Local 60 [Peoria, Ill.], along with other building trades working under the supervision of Power Maintenance and Constructors, LLC (PMC), successfully completed the spring outage on Unit 6 at the Havana Energy Complex [in south-central Illinois] owned and operated by Dynegy Coal Co., with regional offices in O’Fallon, Illinois.

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-60

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-83
Reporter  V51N2

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