A historically large project for Inspecta at Neste Oil's outage

 Photographer: Neste Oil

A historically large project for Inspecta at Neste Oil's outage

Great shutdowns are carried out in Neste Oil's refineries approximately every five years. The company chose Inspecta as the best shutdown inspection company in 2010. This year the outage employs a record number of Inspectans before the shutdown, during and after.

On the spot all the way

The outage at Neste Oil’s refinery in Porvoo, Kilpilahti is significantly bigger than in previous years and is the single most important industrial project for Inspecta in 2015 including actual outage term plus pre- and post-work

Inspecta’s work in the outage includes inspection of equipment and technical inspection of pipelines with a definition of their condition through a variety of methods. In addition to pressure vessel inspection both work entities require high level expertise in non-destructive testing.

Pulling together – big time

"This project is truly a remarkable joint venture of pulling together because inspection work will be done in an average of 10-12 hours a day for five weeks, and other work as well adapted to the schedule in question," says project leader Jukka Virtanen from Finland.

The Kilpilahti 2015 project employs a wider spectrum of Inspecta specialists than in previous years: NDT and pressure vessel inspectors, HSE and QA specialists, project leaders, and even support service staff. In total there are Inspectans from six different Inspecta countries: Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland, amounting to a total of about 170 people.

Neste Oil's net sales in 2013 was EUR 17.5 billion, employing about 5 000 people. 

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