Completed in 2010


The ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery is one of the largest refineries in the United States and a major component of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana industrial corridor. The refinery is also an important contributor to the national economy, as it processes over 500,000 barrels of crude oil daily.

Despite the economic downturn in 2008, ExxonMobil Corporation chose to expand their Baton Rouge Refinery facility with the addition of a new NonRoad Diesel Unit, thereby spurring other essential projects throughout the facility. The BS2B Electrical Upgrade Project was a major component to this critical expansion.

ISC had more than 20 years of experience working in the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery, and a proven track record of safe, quality performance on previous ExxonMobil projects. Due to the myriad of challenges posed by this monumental project, ISC and Jacobs Field Services formed a collaborative project team to meet the challenging scope of this project.

From the moment this project was conceived, it was recognized as being unique: It would be the first time in the history of ExxonMobil that a 13,800 volt cable would be installed in a direct burial application. With the eyes of the oil giant’s corporate offices focused squarely on the outcome of this new concept of construction, ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery also contracted with ISC for its involvement in the project’s engineering and constructability. This concept proved to be a key to the overall success of the project.

Project Facts

  • 30,000 Man-Hours
  • 7 Month Schedule – ISC completed ahead of schedule
  • ZERO Recordable Injuries
  • National Project of the Year Award (Eagle Award) by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)




The safe, reliable, and timely execution of a project this scale speaks volumes to the quality of your organization.

— ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery