Catalyst Handling continues to set new standards in the reﬁning and process sectors; offering a complete turnaround service.
Catalyst Handling combines purpose built equipment and highly skilled, fully utilized teams. This allows Catalyst Handling to deliver a range of services, from project planning and estimating, through to safety and quality planning, and ultimately the execution of the work; ensuring a rapid turnaround with minimum downtime for our clients.
Catalyst Handling has the ability to put our experts on site months in advance of a shutdown; planning, organizing, and managing our people and subcontractors from start to finish.
Combining our holistic approach to managing shutdowns with our multi-skilled workforce means we are able to provide a 'blind to blind' service; completing the entire project from planning, through to the final stages before the plant is reactivated.
By providing or managing all parties, Catalyst Handling are able to operate rapidly, adapt to changing circumstances and requirements faster, and still be one of the safest companies in the industry today.
Catalyst Handling can become involved at any stage from planning though execution of a turnaround. Due to Catalyst Handling's unrivalled ability to offer a 'blind to blind' service, we can provide input at every stage of the turnaround, ultimately helping our client to diminish cost, time, and organizational barriers.
Catalyst Handling works closely with the client from beginning to end, placing a large focus on the debrieﬁng stage of a turnaround; identifying further improvements, cost savings, and best practices.
Below is an indicative list of shutdowns and turnarounds that Catalyst Handling have completed. Other major projects can be viewed in the Showcase section.
2012 – CCR Turnaround and Revamp
Catalyst Handling Resources completed the planning and execution of the Unloading, Screening, Mechanical Repair, and Reloading of the CCR Reactors at the ExxonMobil facility in Chalmette, Louisiana. Activities involved:
ExxonMobil were very pleased with our performance and both companies are hopeful that this will lead to us working together much more in the future.
2011 – Parex Unit Revamp
Catalyst Handling Resources completed a total revamp of the Parex Unit reactor during a planned shutdown. Activities involved:
Over six months, CHR personnel worked with ExxonMobil staff in the planning and preparation required for the revamp. All work was completed to the highest quality and within schedule.
2011 – Reactor Mechanical Work & Catalyst Handling
Contract Resources completed four reactor projects for BP Kwinana in 2011 on a 'blind to blind' basis. Projects included:
CR has completed many reactor projects for BP in Australia at both the Kwinana and Bulwer Island Refineries. All projects have been completed to the client's satisfaction in terms of schedule, safety, and quality.
2011 – Crude Distillation Unit & Rheniformer Unit Shutdown
Contract Resources completed significant works on the Crude Distillation and Rheniformer units. Activities during the shutdown included:
The Shutdown was completed in full compliance of site requirements. The project was finished on time and to budget.
2008 & 2011 – Methanol Plant Re-Commissioning
Methanex 'mothballed' two methanol trains in 2004. Contract Resources provided mechanical and catalyst handling services during the re-commission of Train Two in 2008 and Train One in 2011.
CR has worked with the Methanex Group in New Zealand, Chile, and Trinidad. The 'blind to blind' service greatly contributed to an efficient and safe start up in plants that had degraded during the mothballed period.
2011 – Catalyst Handling Term Contract
Contract Resources is providing all the site catalyst handling services for a three year period at the refinery. Activities include:
CR mobilized new equipment to site after being awarded the contract; improving safety, reactor turnaround time, and the environmental aspects of catalyst handling through better dust control systems.