CB&I designs and builds high-quality storage and process tanks for refiners of gold, nickel, alumina and other metals and minerals. Our ability to execute projects virtually anywhere and our unrivaled technical expertise have made us a leading provider of tanks for the metals and mining industry.
For several decades, metal refiners have relied on our cylindrical, carbon steel tanks for processing minerals and for storing the acids and caustics used in processing. We provide a complete range of services for tank projects, including structural engineering, fabrication, procurement, foundation and tank construction, commissioning, start-up and operator training. We execute most projects on a lump-sum, turnkey basis, which often results in shorter project schedules, lower costs, improved quality control and reduced risk for our customers.
Meeting the global challenge. Mining-related projects can present complex logistical challenges because they are often located in remote areas. Our worldwide engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction resources allow us to provide people, materials and equipment wherever they are needed. Our people provide invaluable expertise because they are knowledgeable about the regulations, logistics and business practices of the communities where we work. Whenever possible, we direct-hire and train local craftsmen, providing a pool of highly skilled workers and benefiting the local economy.
With more than a century of experience in tank construction, we've developed innovative tools and techniques for building better tanks. Our company-wide technical standards ensure every tank is designed and built according to our exact specifications. We introduced the original automatic girth welder (AGW), which achieves high-quality welds and is significantly faster than manual welding. Our experienced craftsmen carefully grind and inspect every weld to ensure there are no rough seams that could damage the tank's rubber lining, which protects the tank walls from corrosive chemicals.
Ensuring worker safety. Safety is stressed throughout every phase of our projects. We developed "scaffoldless" tank erection techniques to protect the safety of our construction crews and reduce our customers' risk. We've completed thousands of projects without a single lost workday or recordable incident, and our intensive safety program has earned us one of the industry's best safety records.