PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Evoqua Water Technologies today announced that it has been awarded the 2015 Gold Award for excellent safety performance at the Chevron Refinery in El Segundo, Calif. This award is Chevron’s highest Safety recognition, presented on an annual basis to its partners who consistently provide incident-free, on-site services over an entire calendar year period. This is the third consecutive year that Evoqua has received this highest Safety Award from Chevron.
The Chevron El Segundo refinery recently received a Distinguished Safety Award by the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, and was recognized as “The Safest Refinery in the US.” During the awards presentation, Chevron leadership emphasized that the El Segundo Refinery could not have obtained this prestigious and highly sought-after award without the excellent, incident-free safety performance of their contractors.
“Everything we do across our entire Company begins and ends with safety,” said Rodney Aulick, President of Evoqua’s Industrial Projects and Services division. “Our commitment to safety within our own facilities also extends to our work done on our customer’s sites. Working safely is the top priority of our customers too, so we are joined at the hip in everything we do and how we do it.”
Evoqua’s businesses provide a variety of on-site water treatment services to refineries throughout the world, ranging from full outsourcing contracts to emergency water systems to turnaround projects. Evoqua in total serves approximately 90 refineries across the United States, including 15 of the 20 largest U.S. refineries.
Each day, nearly two billion gallons of water are used in petroleum refining in North America across all production units for heat transfer, as a raw material in generating hydrogen, and in utility water used to wash crude oil and the equipment that processes it. Evoqua provides equipment and support for utility water, boiler feedwater, and the treatment of steam condensate as well as the ability to treat refinery wastewaters and provide specific contaminant removal for heavy metals, including selenium, chrome, and mercury. For more information, visit: http://www.evoqua.com/en/markets/Hydrocarbon_Processing
The Gold Award criteria include accomplishing all work without injury or illness, with a minimum of 10,000 hours worked at the refinery over the course of the year, or at least $100,000 worth of services during that year, and an additional requirement to attend and actively participate in 8 or more of Chevron’s regular monthly Safety Forums.
Evoqua Water Technologies is the global leader in helping municipalities and industrial customers protect and improve the world’s most fundamental natural resource: water. Evoqua has a more than 100-year heritage of innovation and industry firsts, market-leading expertise, and unmatched customer service, where it continues to transform water and wastewater. Its cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services ensure uninterrupted quantity and quality of water, enable regulatory and environmental compliance, increase efficiency through water reuse, and prepare customers for next-generation demands. Evoqua’s unparalleled portfolio of proven brands, advanced technologies, mobile and emergency water supply solutions and service helps cities across the world provide and discharge clean water, and enable leisure and commercial industry to maximize productivity and profitability.
For more information, visit www.evoqua.com.