Sinclair Refinery - Sinclair, Wyo.
In 2008, TIC, a subsidiary of Kiewit, completed installation of a refurbished coker unit that was dismantled by TIC at a California refinery and relocated by Sinclair to Wyoming. TIC installed a total of eight major systems for this particular project: coker unit, two sulfur recovery units, two amine recovery units, sour water stripper, coke handling system, and 180 ft. flare system. TIC also built the entire project footprint—foundations, paving, structural steel, coker derrick structure, and several decks.
The Sinclair Refinery, founded in 1923, is one of the largest high conversion refineries in the Rocky Mountain region. The project was one of several upgrades that helped bring the refinery to today’s processing levels of 80,000+ barrels of crude per day.
Location: Sinclair, Wyo.
Completion: February 2008
Manhours: 1.5 million+