Project Included

Delaware Valley Refinery — Philadelphia

2008–2021

Riggs Distler is responsible for keeping our client’s refinery running safely and efficiently by managing all civil maintenance. We’re responsible for all capital projects, including new construction, expansion, renovations, and replacements. Our 30-person team provides year-round support. Work includes:

  • Repairs and maintenance to underground piping
  • Road repairs
  • Clean-up
  • Hole and fire watch
  • Civil-related construction

Challenges Overcome

Keeping the refinery’s staff and our team safe is a main concern for both the client and Riggs Distler. We provide extensive safety training for our staff, including OSHA 40-hour construction safety and Competent Person excavation training, Process Safety Management (PSM) training, fall protection training, and site-specific training for individual industrial sites at the facility, to ensure all work is performed carefully and according to best practices.

We also provide training and take advanced precautions for specialized work, including confined space entry safety, spotter safety, and traffic flagger training. For example, when a Riggs Distler employee works on a boiler in extremely hot weather, they wear ice vests and take regular breaks to hydrate to ensure their health and safety. Our on-site Safety Supervisors ensure that all work is executed the right way.

Results Delivered

This client has depended on Riggs Distler to help keep their refinery facility running on a day-to-day basis for over a decade. Using cutting-edge technology, we’ve upgraded the aging facility to improve its performance, often working in extreme weather and confined spaces. Riggs Distler ensures the refinery operates at peak performance year-round.

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Case Studies

New Process Line Construction — New Jersey
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Hydrogen Gas Plant — Delaware
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Substation Project — New Jersey
October 2019-May 2020
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2020-2021
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Air Separation Unit Project — Pennsylvania
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Multi-Service Upgrades to Enhance Refinery-Pennsylvania
2018
Riggs Distler combined our Mechanical, Electrical, and Heavy Civil expertise to complete this project to deliver critical upgrades to an oil...
Civil Foundation Construction — Philadelphia, PA
2019-2020
Riggs Distler is building the foundation for a 15-story, multi-use building in the Fairmount area of Philadelphia. This building will not only...
Delaware Valley Refinery — Philadelphia
2008–2021
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Underground Storm Water and Firewater Pipe Installation — Pennsylvania
2015–2017
Riggs Distler installed storm drainage and fire protection piping in support of our client’s industrial facility expansion. Our work: ...
Substation Civil Foundation Installation — Marcus Hook, PA
2015–2017
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