Fluor provided design, engineering, procurement, and construction services to Pertamina for the 100,000 barrels-per-day refinery. Fluor was also responsible for the refinery's offshore facilities, including a shipping pier to accommodate ships up to 3,000 dwt and a crude / product jetty at the crude oil terminal capable of simultaneously handling one tanker of 17,000 dead weight tons (dwt) and two with 35,000 dwt while loading and unloading.
Hundreds of local people would show up every day applying for work. Some were hired immediately as checkers, receiving clerks, and warehouse workers. Thousands of skilled craft workers were required to complete the project, but since the surrounding area was agricultural and skilled craftworkers were unavailable, Fluor implemented an extensive training program. To meet the worker demand on the refinery construction, Fluor developed one of the industry's first apprenticeship training programs to use on the Cilacap project.
Fluor's training programs covered administrative personnel as well as drafters, field engineers, helpers, carpenters, heavy equipment operators, welders, electricians, plumbers, and other crafts. Many of the trained Indonesian craft workers became instructors under the guidance of Fluor site managers.
To address concerns about flooding at the site, Fluor provided concrete-lined drainage systems and other control methods. Step-tapered steel piles filled with concrete were also used as supports for all major process equipment.