Irving Oil Awards Five Year, $80 Million Contract

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Lorneville Mechanical to hire up to 40 additional workers

SAINT JOHN, NB — Irving Oil has awarded Saint John based Lorneville Mechanical a five year project work contract valued at up to $80 million. The $80 million investment will ensure the safety, reliability, environmental performance and extension of asset life throughout Irving Oil’s refinery, its East Saint John facility and Canaport.

Up to 40 jobs will be created at Lorneville Mechanical for tradespeople such as pipefitters, boilermakers, labourers and scaffolders. Engineers and project managers will also be required to complete the project work.

“We’re looking forward to working with a regional company who, like Irving Oil, has strong ties to our community,” says Mark Sherman, General Manager of the Irving Oil Refinery. “This contract will bring tremendous benefits to our province and local region.”

“To us, this means that Irving Oil believes in local companies,” says Styve Dumouchel, CEO of Lorneville Mechanical. “The contract allows us to grow, create jobs and develop expertise so we’re better prepared to bring back other opportunities to New Brunswick.”

About Irving Oil

Irving Oil was founded in 1924 and is a privately owned, increasingly global refining and marketing company with a history of long-term partnerships and relationships. Irving Oil operates Canada’s largest refinery, in Saint John NB, which is located 65 miles north of the US border and has reached production rates in excess of 320,000 barrels per day. The refinery exports over 80 per cent of its production to the US and accounts for 75 per cent of Canada’s gasoline exports to the US and 19 per cent of all US gasoline imports. In 2003, Irving Oil became the first oil company to receive a US Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Excellence Award, for its clean gasoline.

Media contacts:

Sam Robinson
Public Affairs, Irving Oil
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Styve Dumouchel
CEO, Lorneville Mechanical Contractors Limited
[email protected]