AZCO recently worked on the Big Island of Hawaii – click the link for a great article regarding the project!
The Boilermakers’ scope of work consisted of rebuilding the boiler and related steam components and systems, including a new bag house, precipitator, selective catalytic reduction unit, tanks and structural steel and ductwork associated with the pressure vessels and emissions process.
Despite volcanic eruption, earthquakes and a missile scare, Boilermakers there (about 130 at peak) worked through adversity. They adapted to safety briefings that included disaster evacuation routes (and the avoidance of poisonous centipedes and aggressive, hand-size cane spiders).
And in a climate that produces over 120 inches of precipitation a year, working in the rain was just part of the program.
Said Paul Vogels, AZCO Site Manager: “The Boilermakers came out here and did something they have been trained through apprenticeship to do — and they did it safely, with high quality and in the time we were looking for.”
Read on to learn more about the distinctive aspects of the project, diverse mix of backgrounds, and how they worked together to face project challenges.