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Shell Catalysts Safety Upgrade: Ensuring Workplace Safety in Michigan City, IN

Location: Michigan City, Indiana
Michigan City, Indiana
Services Performed:
Painting of Guard Rails
Sq footage of work:
10 large signs, 150 doors 50 bollards and many guard rails

Client Background

Shell Catalysts & Technologies, part of the global Shell group, is a leader in the energy and petrochemical industry, employing over 93,000 people across more than 70 countries. Known for its innovative approach to sustainable energy solutions, Shell aims to power progress together by providing cleaner energy solutions, while addressing the global need for increased energy demand and the transition to a low-carbon energy system.

Facility Description

The project was carried out at the Shell Catalysts & Technologies facility in Michigan City, Indiana. This site is crucial for the development and manufacturing of catalysts and additives essential for gasoline production, reflecting Shell's commitment to innovation and sustainability within the energy sector.

Requested Maintenance

The facility required comprehensive safety upgrades, prompted by the need to address specific safety issues. This included the painting of all facility doors, safety railings, guard rails, and bollards, along with the application of stencils and the hanging of multiple large signs throughout the premises to ensure clear safety communication and compliance.

Decision Driver and Timing

The primary driver for this project was the imperative to enhance safety measures across the facility. The need for clear, visible safety markings and signage was identified as a critical component to prevent accidents and ensure a safe working environment for all employees and visitors.

Scope of Work

  • Painting of 150 doors, 50 bollards, and numerous guard rails across the facility to demarcate safety and restricted areas clearly
  • Installation of 10 large safety and directional signs to facilitate easy navigation and reinforce safety protocols
  • Application of stencils to critical areas for enhanced safety communication
  • All areas of the plant were meticulously marked for safety to meet Shell’s high standards for workplace safety and regulatory compliance

Notable Details

Safety-First Approach

The project was designed with a safety-first approach, ensuring that all work areas were appropriately marked and that all personnel were aware of ongoing work, minimizing disruptions and preventing accidents.

Minimal Operational Disruption

Thanks to careful planning and execution, the project was completed with minimal disruption to the facility’s operations, allowing Shell Catalysts & Technologies to continue its important work without significant downtime.

Enhancing Workplace Safety

The upgrades have significantly contributed to a safer working environment, helping prevent accidents and ensuring that safety communications are clear and visible throughout the facility.

Client-Contractor Collaboration

The successful completion of the project was a result of the effective collaboration between Shell Catalysts & Technologies and our team. Our understanding of industrial safety standards and the client's specific needs allowed us to deliver a solution that was not only compliant but also tailored to the unique requirements of the facility.

Client Satisfaction

Shell Catalysts & Technologies expressed high satisfaction with the quality of work and the improvements made to their facility's safety. The project has reinforced the importance of maintaining high safety standards and has set a precedent for future safety enhancements within the company.

Michigan City, Indiana
Services Performed:
Painting of Guard Rails
Sq footage of work:
10 large signs, 150 doors 50 bollards and many guard rails
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