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Hargrove, a global EPC firm, was recently recognized at the 23rd Annual Partners for Environmental Progress’s (PEP) Environmental Stewardship Award presentation for their innovative approach to transforming an existing small refinery into a renewable diesel production facility in Mobile, Alabama.

“We set the bar high for this project, then we jumped over it,” said Jeremy Rayborn, Construction Management Regional Director for Hargrove. “We had an incredible, hard-working Team who achieved record breaking success and we’re extremely proud of it.”

The Annual Environmental Stewardship Awards presentation aims to recognize local organizations who have exhibited exemplary commitment throughout the year to protect and improve Alabama’s coastal environment.

Hargrove, alongside construction partners Vertex Energy and Turner Industries, put Mobile, Alabama on the map for innovating renewable diesel technology after Vertex acquired Shell’s Mobile refinery in 2021. During Phase I, Hargrove’s Construction Management Team modified the refinery’s existing hydrocracking unit to produce renewable diesel fuel on a standalone basis.

Dedicated to mitigating risk to the safety of their clients and community, Hargrove teammates achieved over 500,000 work hours with zero Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) reportable accidents and 0% weld rejection rate.

About Partners for Environmental Progress (PEP)

Since PEP’s inception in 2000, their mission has been advancing strong economic growth balanced and compatible with conserving and enhancing natural resources that make the central Gulf Coast a unique, safe, and desirable place to live, work and raise a family. PEP’s work includes providing educational opportunities and business development networking. They promote science and fact-based analysis and commentary on regulations, legislation and community issues for PEP member companies, their employees, and the public.

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