Ailsbury – Petroplus Dismantling

The Petroplus refinery opened in 1968 by Queen Elizabeth II and was Gulf’s 119,000 barrel-per-day refinery situated on the Pembrokeshire coast near Milford Haven, Wales. The refinery closed down in December 1997, and was bought by Chevron in 1998, who by then had also acquired Gulf Oil. Later on the refinery was sold to PetroPlus.

The complex comprised of 1,550,000 cubic meters of storage capacity, deep water jetties and a mothballed refinery including a cogeneration facility.

The refinery had been inactive for some time and purchased by an international oil company, to be shipped by boat to Pakistan for rebuild.

Today, after dismantling and successful shipping of the refinery, the site is occupied by the SemLogistics oil depot and the Dragon LNG terminal.

Our planning service was appointed to lead planning roles by the company directors where we produced managed and resourced logic linked schedules in P6 for the full dismantling and logistics of the project and reported on Progress, hours, project expenditure, labour and tonnage of assets shipped (requested by clients) in weekly and monthly increments as well as standard forecasting reports and look-ahead’s.

The project was tracked against a baseline plan and reported in weekly periods including critical path and earned values, also site material assets and tracking the delivery of materials against scheduled activities.

Our team also set up the IT systems, network infrastructure, telecommunications and document control system which tied in with activities in the master schedule. Our media team, Base1Media, created their website and branded print brochures which were used to market their company and create leads with new clients.