“…Oil…Black Gold. Texas Tea.” – maybe you’ll remember the TV show that included that line in its opening credits. Back in the monochrome 1960s when ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ was made, the world seemed a much simpler place: find oil, make millions, never need to worry again. Even twenty years later, we were still being enthralled by all the scheming and back-biting at the Oil Baron’s Ball in ‘Dallas’. For most of the last century, the very mention of oil in
Faced with a shrinking UK oil refining sector, ancillary service provider Willacy Oil Services is rapidly expanding its overseas operations. The Deeside-based company in Flintshire, part of independent waste management group CSG, has worked as a strategic partner with many overseas refineries. It is now manufacturing and supplying bespoke equipment which, together with a range of refinery support and maintenance services, is being exported to many parts of the world including Trinidad, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Norway, Kuwait, Greece and Jamaica.
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added a brand new centrifuge to our mobile fleet – and it’s available for you to hire! Designed and built by GEA Westfalia, a world leader in process technology, the unit is able to take in upto 50 cubic metres an hour or, if you prefer, 50,000 litres. At that rate, it can go through an Olympic-size swimming pool in 25 hours! Using GEA’s new scroll drive system, it produces up to 15,000Nm of
We’re surrounded by technology from our smartphones we carry to the cars that we drive. Each new version knows it must out-perform its predecessor and therefore offer ever-greater levels of capability. We used to be amazed if our mobile phone had a camera in it – or if our car told us what the outside temperature was but now it seems we feel cheated if we can’t check our front door camera from a train in a tunnel or set
For decades, Willacy Oil Services has been one of the leading providers of specialist oil storage cleaning services in the UK. From their Flintshire headquarters, close to the huge Stanlow oil refinery, they quickly established a reputation as reliable exponents of oil recovery and sludge stabilisation – a reputation that soon spread to many of the UK’s other refineries. Within a few short years, their reputation spread further and by 1998, Willacy’s services were required at the Mongstat refinery in
Centrifugal force is one of the more entertaining laws of physics. Many of us have swung a bucket of water around our heads (hopefully, without spilling any) in an attempt to impress small children - indeed you may even remember it being demonstrated to you when you were young. Later on, you may have been amazed to watch the ‘wall of death’ motorcycle stunt in which a rider emerges unscathed after riding a motorbike around the vertical wall of a
Willacy personnel operate in challenging and often dangerous working environments which demand that the most stringent health and safety procedures are in place at all times. That’s why the company sought and successfully gained the coveted Occupational Health and Safety Management 18001 (OHSAS 18001) status - the internationally-accepted benchmark certifying best practice requirements for occupational health and safety in the workplace. The company’s detailed H & S management system is designed to protect the interests of staff, customers, the general
On an unremarkable industrial estate just past Queensferry in North Wales, less than a mile from the English border, lies an operation that can claim to be at the very frontier of industrial cleaning. Willacy Oil was established in 1989 by George Willacy to clean the parts of the oil industry that other cleansing companies couldn’t reach. If you’re familiar with that part of the world, you’ll know it’s dominated by the huge Stanlow refinery, the second-largest in the UK.