Atex Habitat in Zone 1
Cunningham were approached by a leading refinery in the Middle East region with a specific request to utilise the Cunningham Safezone pressurised habitat system. We had been highly recommend by another project manager that had started using our habitat for a similar purpose.
This project had added complexities such as extreme heat conditions, dusty environment, and other cultural traditions. We trained local labor and staff on the safe use, erection and deployment of the pressurised habitat system. This reduced costs and helped keep the employment of technicians locally instead of outsourcing from other countries. This training had been provided by our in-house experts who have significant experience with the use of Safezone. Our experts were able to instill confidence and the correct skillsets that will stay with these technicians for years to come making their employees multi-skilled.
Our client over the past year had run into difficulties with their pumps, resulting in loss of production. This had been a result of older equipment no longer being fit for purpose. Our client was eager to invest in their refinery to improve and upgrade their facilities.
Our client reached out to one of our dedicated project managers, who in turn was able to engineer the scope of work that would see through this project safely, efficiently and the most cost-effective manner. The client had engineered drawings (P&ID’s) and schematics to which our project engineer was able to identify the correct specification of habitat required for this specific zone 1 area.
Cunningham designed, transported and deployed multiple habitats throughout their Middle Eastern facility. The habitats were simultaneously operated with absolutely no downtime to their oil and gas production, thus one pump was running throughout whilst the welding was conducted on the other defective pumps. These enclosures were deconstructed after two weeks to which the upgrade had been successfully completed with no accidents, no incidents, and no lost time injuries.
No HSE incidents
Modularly designed habitat
Project on time
No refinery shut down costs
Dedicated project manager