In 2000, Irving Oil Limited did a major expansion to the oil refinery in Saint John, NB, where Gardner Electric worked along with the Fluor Daniels engineers to design, build and install a temporary power infrastructure for this expansion, where we had up to approximately 60 employees dedicated to the temporary power system for a three year period with an approximate value of $2.5 million.
During this same period we teamed up with Lockerbie Hole Electrical Mechanical contractor on a Joint Venture contract to install the Electrical and Instrumentation for the Cat Cracker Expansion known as the RUPP Project. Our part of the Venture was to supply the labor and organize the manpower to perform the work. During this three year project we had up to 250 employees at 315,000 man hours, this project had a contract value of $27 million.
Throughout this expansion project we were also successful in several additional contracts for the RUPP project where we installed a new high voltage switchyard as well as made all electrical connections between the switchyard and the indoor substation equipment, this added an additional $1.5 million to the overall project.