Total Optara Refinery, Antwerp

As part of a major overhaul, Dornan was awarded the electrical and instrumentation works at the Total Antwerp Refinery in Belgium for the new Sour Water Stripper (SWS) and HP Steam Boiler Units. The objective for Total was to increase the profitability of the refinery by eliminating vacuum gasoil and atmospheric residue import, improving its ability to process vacuum residue import and opportunity crudes, increasing diesel and jet fuel production, while reducing fuel oil and gasoline production.

Responsibilities included

  • Instrument installation
  • Junction boxes, local and analyser panels
  • Cable installation, connection and trays
  • Multicore cable-laying and connection
  • Instrument cabinets
  • Calibration, tests and loop checks
  • Instrument pneumatic and process hook-ups – steam tracing
  • Earthing and lightning protection system
  • Lighting system
  • Telephone system
  • Electrical heat tracing system