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St-Romuald Refinery Shutdown – Valero Refinery (Ultramar)

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Location St-Romuald refinery, Quebec, Canada
Year of realization 2011-2013
Project value USD 120 Million


The Jean-Gaulin refinery conducted a major maintenance shutdown for all refining units and associated equipment. This investment was to ensure the safety, reliability, and performance improvements of process units within the refinery as well as the installation of an atmospheric facility to meet new environmental requirements. In total, 2000 people were directly involved with the turnaround, including workers in positions ranging from pipefitters to boilermakers.

PROGESYS provided services for the plant shutdown management and supplied personnel to support the client across a variety of disciplines for the different phases of the shutdown.


  • Provided work scope optimization
  • Planned and scheduled the shutdown activities and deliverables
  • Developed the detailed planning packages, prepared the detailed schedule for the approved scope, and prepared the staffing plan
  • Reviewed the engineering packages and related deliverables and milestones
  • Assisted in procurement management including warehousing, purchasing, expediting, and inspections
  • Supervised and managed the contractors’ work
  • Supervised and coordinated the POV and commissioning work
  • Provided site logistics and construction assistance
  • Provided a post-shutdown review.
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