Aruba Esso news
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Title: Aruba Esso news
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 30-44 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
Publisher: Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Place of Publication: Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Creation Date: August 27, 1971
Frequency: biweekly
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Language: Text in English and papiamento.
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1- 1940-
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Governor of the Netherlands Antilles, Drs. B. M. Leito, unveils plaque, officially Lt. Governor of Aruba 0. S. Henrlquez turns
switch for the official startup of the hydrodesul-
Inaugurating Lago's Hydrodesulfurization Complex on August 20, 1971. furlzation units.
Gezaghebber dl Aruba 0. 8. Henriquez ta drael
Gobernador di Antillas Hulandes, Drs. B. M. Lelto, ta desvela plaqueta, oflclalmente Gezaghebber d Aruba . Hen u dl
switch pa startmento oflclial di e unldadnan dl
Inaugurando Lago su Complex di HIdrodesulfurizacton ariba Augustus 20, 1971. hldrodesulfurlzaclon.


ISSU E Lago 01 & Transport Co., Ltd. W
August 27, 1971 Aruba, Netherlands Antilles

View of Hydrodesulfurization Complex, from the reef. Vista di Planta Desulfurador for dl rlf.



Lago President Roy L. Trusty (at left) and Lt. Governor 0. S. Hen- President di Lago Roy L. Trusty (robez) y Gezaghebber 0. S. Hen-
rlquez address guests in Administration Building. rlquez cu huespedes den Administration Building.

Governor Leito, Lt. Governor Henriquez Inaugurate HDS Complex

In a special ceremony on
August 20, 1971, Lago's FIs.
175,000,000 Hydrodesulfurization
Complex was officially inaugur-
ated. The inaugural act took
place at 5 p.m. at the site of the
new complex where the Gover-
nor of the Netherlands Antilles,
Drs. B. M. Leito, cut a ribbon
and unveiled a commemoration
plaque. Following this, Lt. Gov-
ernor of Aruba O. S. Henriquez
symbolically started the plant by
turning a switch. Assisting in
the inauguration ceremonies was
Vallita Maduro, Miss Aruba 1971.
The special program for
guests started in the Administra-
tion Building where Lago's Pre-
sident Roy L. Trusty welcomed
the guests and commented on
the significance of the new
Said he: "The HDS complex
represents the time and talent
of many people from Aruba and
from around the world... More
important than the hardware,
the project represents an achie-
vement that was made possible
by excellent cooperation be-
tween industry and government."
In his speech, Mr. Trusty gave
special recognition to Lago em-
ployees: "The startup of our
new units represents one of the
most significant accomplish-
ments in Lago's history. Most of
the credit for one of the most
successful and safest large pro-
ject startups in the history of
Standard Oil Company of New
Jersey must go to our Lago em-
ployees who accepted full res-
ponsibility for bringing this com-
plex project on stream. In ad-
dition to being new technology,
these facilities were also started
up under full computer control

- as far as we know, this is a
first for the petroleum industry.
From observing this startup,
our advisors and shareholders
feel our Lago employees are
second to none in the world in
their ability to operate and main-
tain complex modern petroleum
processing equipment. We are
particularly proud of this ac-
The inaugural address was
subsequently delivered by Lt.
Governor Henriquez, who stres-
sed the importance of the new
plant for the economy of Aruba:
Said Mr. Henriquez: "The in-
vestment involved demonstrates
very clearly Lago's confidence
in its people and the future of
Aruba. Considering the large im-
pact that Lago's well-being has
on the economy of this island,
we can safely say that Lago's
progress is Aruba's progress
and also the progress of the
Netherlands Antilles."
He further stated: "We should
be very pleased today, because
thanks to joined efforts of gov-
ernment, private enterprise and
labor, this important project was

Governor Lelto performs first inauguration act at HDS site, assisted
by Vallita Maduro, Miss Aruba 1971.
Gobernador Lelto ta had promer acto dl inauguracion na plant
HDS, aslsti pa Vallita Maduro, Miss Aruba 1971.

not only possible, but also jus-
tified. We can proudly state that
we have proven again in the An-
tilles that we can create and
maintain the right climate for
the necessary economic growth,
at the same time attending to
our social needs."
Mr. Henriquez continued say-
ing: "The HDS Project is also
an outstanding example of what

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President Trusty welcomes Governor Lelto at the Administration
Building where the Inauguration program started.

Standard Oil of New Jersey is
doing about air pollution through
its affiliate Lago in Aruba... The
Government and the people of
Aruba sincerely appreciate the
progressive attitude of Lago and
its stockholders and offer their
fullest cooperation also for the
After a bus tour of the HDS
complex and refinery, the guests
were taken to the HDS plant
site to witness the inauguration
Before unveiling the plaque,
Governor Leito congratulated
Lago and the people of Aruba
with this significant project.
Said the Governor: "The new
facilities constitute a substantial
contribution to the industrial ex-
pansion of this country and,
therefore, also to its general dev-
elopment... In this, as in many
other instances Lago, as a sub-
sidiary of the large Esso con-
cern, stas set a fine example of
modern thinking and policy-
(Continued on page 8)

August 27, 1971


August 27, 1971

Den un ceremonia special
Augustus 20, Lago su Complex
di Desulfurizacion di Fls. 175,
000,000 a ser oficialmente in-
augurA. E acto di inauguracion
a tuma lugar pa 5 p.m. na plan-
ta HDS unda Gobernador di An-
tillas Hulandes, Drs. B. M. Leito,
a corta un cinta y a desvela un
plaqueta Despues di esaki, Ge-
zaghebber O. S. Henriquez sim-
bolicamente a start e plant
door di draai un switch. Asis-
tiendo den e ceremonia inaugu-
ral tabata Vallita Maduro, Miss
Aruba 1971.
E program special pa hues-
pedes a cuminza den Admini-
stration Building unda President
di Lago Roy L. Trusty a yama
huespedes bonbini y a comenta
ariba importancia di e plant
El a bisa: "E Complex di HDS
ta represent e tempo y talent
di hopi hende di Aruba y for di
rond mundo.... Pero mas im-
portante cu e material, e pro-
yecto ta represent un exito cu
a ser haci possible door di ex-
celente cooperation entire in-
dustria y gobierno."
Den su discurso, Sr. Trusty a
duna reconocimento special na
empleadonan di Lago: "E start-
mento di e unidadnan nobo ta
represent uno di e prestacion-
nan mas significant den histo-
ria di Lago. Mayoria di e cre-
dito pa uno di e startmentonan
mas exitoso y cu mas seguridad
den historic di Standard Oil
Company di New Jersey mester
bai pa nos empleadonan di La-
go kende a acepta complete
responsabilidad pa trece e pro-
yecto complica aki na operation.
Ademas di ta tecnologia nobo,
e facilidadnan aki tambe a ser
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y Gezaghebber Henriquez Ta Inaugura Planta Desulfurador

gestart cu control complete di
computador cual, te asina
leuw nos sabi, ta esun di pro-
mer den industrial petrolero. Ob-
servando e startmento aki, nos
conseheronan y accionistanan
ta haya cu nos empleadonan
por compare cu tur otro den
mundo den nan abilidad pa ope-
ra y mantene equiponan mo-
derno pa process di petroleo.
Nos ta particularmente orguyoso
di e prestacion aki."
E discurso inaugural despues
a sigui door di Gezaghebber
Henriquez, kende a acentua e
importancia di e plant nobo pa
economla di Aruba. El a bisa:
"E inversion envolvi ta demon-
stra masha cla Lago su confi-
anza den su hendenan y future
di Aruba. Considerando e im-
pacto grand cu Lago su biene-
star tin ariba economic di e is-
la, nos por bisa cu Lago su
progress ta Aruba su progress
y tambe progress di Antillas
Ademas el a remarca: "Nos
mester ta masha content awe,
pasobra gracias na esfuerzonan
combine di gobierno, empresa
privA y obrerismo, e proyecto
important aki no solamente ta-
bata possible, pero hustifica. Nos
por bisa cu orguyo cu nos a
proba atrobe den Antillas cu
nos por crea y mantene e clima
apropiado pa desaroyo economi-
co necesario, na mes tempo
percurando pa nos necesidad-
nan social."
Sr. Henriquez a continue bi-
sando: "E Proyecto HDS ta
tambe un ehempel sobresaliente
di loque Standard Oil di New
Jersey ta haci tocante polucion
di aire mediante su afiliado La-
go na Aruba.. Gobierno y pue-
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At Enso Club reception (I to r): Lt. Governor Henriquez, Lago's
Assistant General Manager Eugene Foley, IOWUA President Frank
Tromp, and Process Manager Julian Mote.
Tromnp, and Process Manager Julian Mote.

blo di Aruba sinceramente ta
aprecia e actitud progresivo di
Lago y su accionistas y ta of-
rece nan complete cooperation
tambe pa future."
Despues di un tour cu bus na
e Complex di HDS y refineria,
e huespedes a ser hiba na e
sitio di Planta HDS pa presencia
e ceremonia inaugural.
Promer di a desvela e pla-
queta, Gobernador Leito a feli-
cita Lago y pueblo di Aruba cu
e proyecto significant aki. E
Gobernador a bisa: "E facilidad-
nan nobo ta constitui un con-
tribucion substantial na expan-
sion industrial di nos pais y
pesey tambe na su desaroyo ge-
neral.... Den e caso aki, mes-
cos cu den hopi otro caso, La-
go como un subsidiario di e
empresa grand ESSO, a duna
un ehempel sublime di pensa.
mento modern y political di
captannan di industrial di awen-
dia, kende nan vista ta forma
un base solido pa mehoracion-

Guests In lobby of Administration Building (at left). At right are (I to r) President R. L. Trusty, Valllta
Maduro (Miss Aruba 1971) and Vice President LeRoy Johnston at Esso Club reception.
Huespedes den Administration Building (na robez). Na drechi ta (r pa d) President Trusty, Vallita
Maduro (Miss Aruba) y Vice President LeRoy Johnston. na recepclon na Esso Club.

nan social y economic den e
comunidad unda nan ta opera.
Gobernador Leito a continue
bisando: "Expansion y moderni-
zacion di un compania tambe ta
impone demands mas halto
ariba su empleadonan pa ase-
gura stabilidad. Nan master ta
interest y sinti berdaderamen-
te envolvi den tur loque ta tu-
ma lugar den e compania, mun-
strando nan interest, por ehem-
pel, door di sigui estudionan
complementario, sigui speciali-
zacion of cursonan di entrena-
mento, of door di participa den
actividadnan social y cultural
auspicia pa compania."
Despues di e ceremonia, a
huespedes a atende un recep-
cion na Esso Club. Aki un set
di souvenir a ser part, conten-
iendo libretas di e complex no-
bo y di refineria, un post kaart
y envelop special, ambos cu un
fotografia di color di e plant
Tambe e huespedes a ser of-
reci un glas di souvenir, mes-
cos cu esun cu empleadonan
a recibi recientemente.
Huespedes na e inauguracion
tabata Ministronan di Antillas,
deputadonan di Aruba, Miembro-
nan di Staten y Eilandsraad,
presidents di IOWUA y General
Workers Union, consulnan, re-
presentantes di Camara di Co-
mercio y di Asociacion di Co-
mercio y Industria y miembro-
nan di prensa, radio y television.
Tambe present tabata Sr. R. N.
Dolph, president di Creole Pe-
troleum Corporation di Venezu-
ela, y Sr. J. M. Ballenger, ge-
rente di Departamento di Refi-
nacion di Creole.




HDS PROJECT: Contract Signed in December 1968; Land Reclamation

Began in April 1969; Last Unit Completed in June 1971

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Dredge "Georgia", working for Netherlands Harbour Works, began dredging and
land reclamation work on April 2, 1969.
Draga "Georgia", trahando pa Nederlandse Havenwerken N.V., a cuminza drag y
yena tereno cu santo ariba April 2, 1969.

Land reclamation work

Trabao di yena tereno

was completed in May 1969 ai
Parsons' field office was
a terminal na Mei 1969 y na
oficlna a ser traha.


The first towers and the furnace for the Vacuum Pipestill are set in place.
E promer towernan y forno pa e Vacuum Pipestill ta ser poni na nan lugar.

Many of the HDS units are taking shape, changing the refinery skyline.
Hopl dl e unldadnan HDS ta tumando forma, camblando e aspect dl refineria.


Huge 575-ton vacuum tower brought in by I
Vacuum tower grand di 575-ton a ser treci p

HDS complex reaching final stage
Complex di HDS ta yegando etapa fir




Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.
Aruba, Netherlands Antilles

VOL. 32 No. 17

R. Astbury Named Superintendent

Of Newly Combined MCS Division

Effective August 6. the Tech-
nical Department MCS Divi-
sion and Comptroller's Depart
ment Systems & Data Proces-
sing Section merged into a new
Mathematics Computers and
Systems Division (MCS) in Tech-
nical. This division is now un-
der direction of F. Ralph Ast-
bury who was recently promot-
ed to division superintendent.

F. R. Astbury
The sections in the newly
combined division and their su-
pervisors are as follows: Sys-
tems & Data Processing, C. A.
McKinzie; Control Systems, R.
Farro; HDS Project, B. L. Nel-
son, and Operations Analysis &
Planning, R. W. Kendrick.
A BS graduate in chemistry
from the University of British

Columbia, Vancouver, Canada,
Ralph transferred from Imperial
Oil Canada, loco Refinery, to
Lago in 1963. His first assign-
ment was as a chemist in Tech-
nical Laboratories, Develop-
ment Section. The following
year, he advanced to senior
chemist. Three years later, Ralph
was promoted to supervising
chemist. Subsequently, he went
on a special assignment to work
on the development of the Oil
Movements Control System. Af-
ter the formation of the MCS
Division in the Technical Depart-
ment, Ralph headed the Control
Systems Section.
In July, 1970 Ralph transfer-
red again, this time to Comp-
troller's Systems & Data Pro-
cessing Section as section head,
the position he held prior to his
recent promotion.
At Lago, Ralph took courses
in Effective Management, ODL,
PAL Programming Language,
Kepner-Tregoe and Systems De-
sign & Analysis. He also follow-
ed a Data Processing Manage-
ment course in Atlanta, Ga.,
Process Economics in Lima, Pe-
ru, and IBM D.O.S. Control in
(Continued on page 4)

Everardo Croes Ta Asumi Puesto

Di Mechanical Supervisor Aug. 1

Efectivo 1 di Augustus 1971,
Everardo Croes a haya promo-
cion como Mechanical Super-
visor den division di Mantencion
y Construccion di Departamento
Mechanical. Cu e promocion aki
Everardo a drenta den grupo di
S Everardo a bin traha na Lago
na 1952 como estudiante di La-
S go su school vocacional. Des-
pues di a gradua, el a traha
como ayudante pipefitter 'B' den
section di tuberia di Mechani-
. cal, caminda el a promove pa
pipefitter 'A' na 1963. E titulo
aki a worde cambid pa metal
3 tradesman 'A' na 1967.

Na various occasion Everardo a
actua den position di supervi-
sor di distrito den zona di mo-
vemento di zeta, y den zona d;
refinacion. Promer cu su recien-
te promocion, e tabata traha co-
mo supervisor interino Mechani-
cal desde 1967. Na 1970 el a
word encargA cu trabao den
Everardo a tuma curso di Ge-
rencia Eficaz y tambe curso di
refraccion dund door di A. P.
Den su tempu liber e ta gusta
scucha music stereo of waak
wega di futbol. E ta casA, y su


Ten gift baskets were raffled among employees who visited the HDS
facilities with family members during "open house" on August 14.
In G.O.B. lobby with PR Administrator 0. V. Antonette (I) they are:
(Diez macuto cu regalo a ser rifa entire empleadonan cu a bishlta
facilidadnan dl HDS cu nan familla durante "open house" Augustus
14. Aki cu PR Administrator 0. V. Antonette (r) nan ta: Augustin
Maduro, Rudolfo Trimon, Manuel Curlel, Juan Vrolijk, Julio Croes,
Rudolf Ranes, Kenneth Johnston, B. R. v/d Linden, Alexander Hoo.
Not in picture: Wilhelm Geerman.

Everardo Croes Assumes Position

Of Mechanical Supervisor Aug. 1

Effective August 1, 1971, Ever-
ardo Croes was promoted to
Mechanical Supervisor in the
Mechanical-Maintenance & Con-
struction Division. With this
promotion, Everardo has attain-
ed management status.

E. Croes
Everardo joined Lago as a
vocational student in 1952. Af-
ter graduation, he worked as a
pipefitter helper "B" in the

esposa Benita ta traha como
asistente enfermera na Lago.

Mechanical-Pipe Section where
he advanced to pipefitter "A"
in 1963. This title was changed
to metal tradesman "A" in 1967.
On several occasions, Everar-
do acted in the position of area
supervisor in the Oil Movements
Zone and in the Refining Zone.
Before his recent promotion he
had been acting mechanical su-
pervisor since 1967. He was as-
signed to Mechanical-HDS in
Everardo has taken the Ef-
fective Management course and
also the A.P. Green Refractory
In his spare time, he enjoys
listening to stereo music or
watching football games.
Married, he and his wife Be-
nita, a Lago Nurse's Aide, have
two children, Milton (4), and
Karyn (3 weeks).

Nan tin dos yiu, Milton 4 y Ka-
ryn (3 siman).

VOL. 32 No. 17

August 27, 1971


Lago Oil &Transport Co., Ltd.

Editor: A. Werleman Assoc. Editor: Miss L I. de Lange
Photographer: J. M. de Cuba
Printed by: Verenlgde AnUIllaanse Drukkerijen N.V.

R. Asthury Nombra Superintendente

Di MCS Division Recien Combina

Cumlnzando 9 di Augustus,
Division MCS di Departamento
Technical y Seccion di Systems
& Data Processing di Comptrol-
ler's a word combined den un
division nobo jami Mathematics
Computers & Systems (MCS)
den Departamento Technical. E
division aki ta bao direction di
F. Ralph Astbury kende algun
dia pasi a recibi promocion co-
mo superintendent di division.
E seccionnan cu ta cai bao di
e division nobo combined y nan
supervisornan ta: Systems &
Data Processing, C. A. McKin-
zie; Control Systems, R. Farro;
HDS Project, B. I. Nelson, y
Operations Analysis & Planning,
R. W. Kendrick.
Ralph a gradua como bachil-
ler di qulmica for di Universidad
di British Columbia, Vancouver,
Canada, y na 1963 el a traslada
pa Lago for di Imperial Oil Ca-
nada. Su promer encargo ta-
bata como quimico den section
di desaroyo den laboratorio di
Departamento Technical. E an-
ja sigiente el a progress pa
senior chemist. Tres anja des-
pues Ralph a bira quimico

supervisor. Despues el a recibi
encargo especial di trabao, pa
traha riba desaroyo di sistema
di control pa movement di ze-
ta. Despues di formacion di di-
vision MCS den Departamento
Technical, Ralph a bira hefe di
seccion di sistema di control.
Na Juli 1970 Ralph a traslada
trobe, e biaha aki pa Comptrol-
ler's-Systems & Data Processing
como hefe di seccion, e puesto
cu e tabata ocupa promer cu su
Na Lago Ralph a tuma varies
curso. Tambe el a tuma un cur-
so di gerencia pa Data Proces-
sing na Atlanta, Georgia, Eco-
nomia di Proceso na Lima, PerO,
y Control D.O.S. di International
Business Machines na Kingston,
Ora e ta liber di trabao e ta
gusta hunga tenis, bridge y bai
land. E ta miembro di coro di
Seroe Colorado y di Vivons en
Chantant. Tambe e ta tesorero
di e Kerki di Comunidad na Se-
roe Colorado. E y su esposa
Colleen tin dos yiu, Kathleen (6)
y Randall (5).
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Process-Utilities HDS startup men for three new "Tosi" boilers at
Powerhouse No. 1 are (I to r): P. I. Bisslik, controlman; D. Schmidt,
operator; G. Croes, operator; F. Bebrout, shift foreman; and L B.
Maduro, operator. Not in picture: M. Dijkhoff.

Other group of "Tosl" boiler startup men are (I to r): E. Tromp,
Controlman; P. Tromp, operator; F. Adonis, operator; P. I. Blaslik,
controlman, J. E. Croes, operator and F. Romero, shift foreman.
Absent: E. A. Koolman.

"Tool" boller startup men In foreground: J. V. Croes, HDO Coordi-
nator; V. P. Lace, operator; M. Kelly, controlman; and S. Kloda,
SERE. Standing: Mr. Menoni, Tosl Commissioning Engineer; N. Wes-
tr, operator; J. Park, HDS Coordinator; W. Prime, shift foreman
and J. Gibbs, controlman.

Employees also In charge of "fosi" boiler startup for HDS are (I)
M. Cross, operator, and J. Bishop, shift foreman. Not in picture
are: C. B. Geerman and D. Perez.

August 27, 1971



Lt. Col. van der Vaart welcomes guests at the new sport center.
LL Col. van der Vaart ta yama huespedes bonblnl na centro depor-
tlvo nobo na Spaans Lagoen.

Gifts to Col. van der Vaart In-
cludes World War II ship bell
and a plaque.
Regalo na Col. van der Vaart ta
Inclul bel dl barco dl II guerra.

Quartermaster van Spaandonck
(r) receives recognition plaque.
Kwartlermeester Spaandonck (d)
ta haya plakete dl reoonocl-

Marines defend their Sport Center "fort" from pirate ship.
Marlnlers ta defended nan fortt" contra barco dl pirate.

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Pirate ship under attack about
to surrender.
Barco dl pirate bao take.

Quartermaster van Spaandonck
receives surprise "dunking" as
the first to use center.

SSpanish Lagoon Marine Water Sport

Center Opened in
History went back to 1700 on
Saturday, August 14, 1971, when
the second Dutch Marine Sport
Center was officially opened at
Spanish Lagoon. The opening
was performed in a very original
manner. The center itself is also
original in two ways. It is built
in fort style and floats on a
barge, 100 ft. long, 40 ft. wide.
At 10:30 a.m. the Commander
of the Dutch Marine Barracks,
Lt. Col. T. A. M. van der Vaart,
welcomed the guests and rel-
ated the history of the Sport
Center. The first officer, Major
of the Marines W. Doorman, and
Quartermaster J. A. van Spaan-
donck were a few of the spark-
plugs behind the project, assist-
ed by other officers, petty of-
ficers and several marines The
Commander pointed out that
this sport center is closer to the
Savaneta Camp and is located

Dutch marines and guests celebrate the official opening of their floating Sport Center after surrender
of pirate ship.
Marlnlers Hulandes y huespedes ta celebra e aperture oflclal di nan Centro Deportlvo flotante des-
pues cu pirate perde batalla.

Buccaneer Style
at a more sheltered area. The
civil personnel who worked on
this project included P. A. Dirksz
and F. S. Tromp.
Following his speech, the
Commander asked those present
to turn to the fort to witness the
official opening. A battle scene
that had taken place many times
in the 17th century in the Ca-
ribbean was re-enacted. A
schooner with a pirate flag atop
was approaching, which alerted
the gun crew of three ancient
guns installed at the fort. When
the ship came within firing
range, each gun was fired, with
each "shot" falling closer to the
ship. The pirates soon hoisted
the white flag atop and sailed
to the fort to surrender, thus
opening the new water sport
center for the Dutch marines.
In addition to club facilities
and a spring-board, there is al-
so an airconditioned room be-
low deck with bunk beds for
As a'souvenir, a commemor-
ation plaque and a ship bell
from the 2nd World War were
presented to Commander van
der Vaart. Other recognition
plaques went to Quartermaster
van Spaandonck, and Mike Ha-
gedoorn and Ernest Kervel for
their assistance.
The official part ended when
the bugler sounded "Abandon
Ship". A special cold treat was
awaiting Quartermaster van
Spaandonck who was swung in
the air by Commander and of-
ficers for a first official "splash
down" into the sea at the center.

August 27, 171

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Group of 75 officers, petty officers and naval ratings of HMS "Gro-
ningen" attended a 3-day fire training program at Lago under
direction of Fire Chief Peter Storey and Lt. N. Osseweller. They are
shown here combating a "loading rack" (left) and "unit fire."

Centro Deportivo di Mariniers

A Ser Habri na Estilo di Bucanero

Historia a move bek to na
anja 1700 ariba Diasabra, Au-
gustus 14, 1971, ora cu e di dos
Centro Deportlvo di Marinlernan
a word habrf oflclalmente na
Speans Lagoen. E habrimento
a word hacl di un manera
masha original. E centro mes
ta original den dos manera. E
ta traha manera un tipo di fort
y e ta drief ribs un lancha di
100 pie largo y 40 pie hancho.
Pa 10:30 a.m. comandante di
Savaneta Kamp, Tte. Cnel. T.
A. M. van der Vaart, a duna
bonbini na huespednan y a
conta historic di e centro de-
portivo aki. E official ehecutivo,
Majoor di Marinier W. Doorman,
y Kwartiermeester J. A. van
Spaandonck tabata algun di e
promotornan tras di e project,
cu asistencla dl otro oficialnan,
suboficialnan y varlos marinier.
Despues dl su discurso, e
Commandant e pidl esnan pre-
sente pa mira den direcclon di
e fort pa presencia habrimento
official. Un escena di bataya cu
a tums lugar hopi bez den dl
17 siglo den Carlbe a word
imiti. Un balandro cu bandera
dl pirata tabata yegando, y esey
a yama atencion di canonero-
nan na trees cafon bleu cu ta
Install na e fortl. Segun cu a
barcu tabata yega mas acerca.
nan a tira cada un dl e calon-
nan y a balanan tabata cal cada
bez mas cerca e barcu. Pronto
Spiratanan a hlza banders blan-
cu, y nan a drenta a fort pa
entrega nan mes, y aslna e con-

tro deportivo nobo dl marinier-
nan a keda habrf oficialmente.
Fuera di facilidadnan di club
y un tabla pa sambuya, tin tam-
be un cuarto airecondiciona bao
di dek, cu camanan pa cuater
Como recuerdo, un plaqueta
di conmemoracion y un klok di
barcu for di segundo guera
mundial a word present na
Commandant van der Vaart.
Otro plaquetanan di reconoce-
mento a bai pa Kwartiermeester
van Spaandonck, y Mike Hage-
doorn y Ernst Kervel.
E part official a caba ora cu
tocador di trompet a duna e se-
fal "Bandona Barcu". Un triet
friu tabata sperando Kwartier-
meester van Spaandonck ora cu
Commandant y oficialnan a tir6
den awa pa e promer bano
friu den lama na e centro.

Grupo di official, sub-oflcial y tripulante di HMS "Groningen" a aten-
de programs di entrenamento di 3 dia na Lago bao direcclon dl
Hefe di Bomberos Peter Storey y Lt. N. Osseweijer. Aki nan ta com-
ball candela na "loading rack" (robez) y candela na un "unit".

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1971 Lago Art Contest Committee (I to r): G. Cvejanovlch, R. Barros,
A. C. Eman (chairman), Misses L. de Lange and S. Nicholls.

I Astbury Promoted in MCS
member of the Seroe Colorado
(Continued m page ) Community Choir and the Vi-
Kingston, Jamaica. Today, Ralph vons en Chantant Choir. He is
will return from a three-day also treasurer of the Seroe Co-
Management Information Sys- lorado Community Church.
teams course held in Caracas. He and his wife Colleen have
His hobbies include tennis, two children, Kathleen (6) and
bridge and swimming. He is a Randall (5).

Eugenlo Janga of Process- Terminal, Floating Proc.-Utllltles Divn. SupL E. Eriksen presents 25-
Equipment receives 25-year service watch from year service watch to Thomas Hassell, Acid Plant
Divn. SupL T. J. Rhydderch in presence of H. Hoo, operator. Looking on are MalnL Coord. J. C. Her-
Port Captain, and Process Manager J. Mote. mans and Operator J. Zagers.

August 27, 1971


PROYECTO HDS: Contract Firma na December 1968; Dragamento a

Cuminza na April 1969; Ultimo Unidad a Ser Termina na Juni 1971


Foundation for

pa Parsons su Foundations for several HDS units are rising, including the HDS process stack near the Vacuum Pipestill.
Fundeshi pa various unidad HDS La lamtando, Incluyendo un schoorsteen pa HDS cerca di Vacuum Pipestill

e for the Vacuum Pipestill.
phie pa e Vacuum Pipestill.

*---i ,. h .-.-
640-ton, 135 ft. high reactor for Heavy Vacuum Gas-
oil Hydrofiner.

The dry cargo pier at the HDS site served for unloading
heavy pieces of equipment, later for sulfur shipment.
E waf pa carga secu na sitlo di HDS a sirbi pa des-
carga equiponan pisa y despues pa embarca azufre.

Site of two new Hydrogen Plants.
Sitio dl e dos Plants HIdrogeno nobo.

Completed Hydrogen Plants north of Powerhouse No. 1.
Plants Hidrogeno complete, noord dl Powerhouse 1.



May R. J. Thonus



R. S. Swingholm (left) and H. C. Quarles

R. F. Morgan J. R. Belssel C. F. Williams
Lago top personnel assigned to the HDS Project included: Carle F.
Williams, assistant process manager; Harmon C. Quarles, coordina-
tor HDS Project until September, 1970, and later on the HDS Task
Force for Mechanical; Robert F. Morgan, at first contact engineer
at Parsons' office in Frankfurt and since last year coordinator for
HDS Project; Ralph S. Swingholm, at first on HDS Task Force for
Process and now HDS Division Supt; J. R. Beissel, HDS Task Force
for the Technical Department.

The top men of Esso Research and Engineering Co. assisting in the
HDS Project Included: Peter DeMay as HDS Project Manager, first
stationed at Parsons' Frankfurt office and later in Aruba; Robert J.
Thonus, resident engineer at Parsons' office in Aruba; and Earle A.
Nirmaler, HDS startup leader (not In picture).


August 27, 1971


Nearly 7,000 Lago Employees and Family Members View HDS Complex

Nearly 7,000 Lago employees
and family members got the
first view of the newly com-
pleted desulfurization complex
on August 14, 1971. In addition
to organized tours of the new
facilities, an all-day "open
house" was held for the visitors
at the Esso Club where refresh-
ments and snacks were served.
Also invited to preview the
new complex, which has been
in operation for some time, were
press, radio and TV represent-
To commemorate the special
occasion, a unique souvenir
was presented to each em-
ployee. This is a glass mug with
a picture of the complex im-
printed in gold on one side, and
the Lago oval in original colors
on the opposite side.
As a surprise for the visiting
employees, ten gift baskets
were raffled. The winners, an-
nounced the following Monday
in the Company's "Diario", were
Rudolf Ranes, Rudolfo E. Tri-
mon, Manuel M. Curiel, Kenneth
Johnston, Wilhelm Geerman,
Juan Vrolijk, Agustin Maduro,
Alexander H. Hoo, B. R. v/d
Linden and Julio G. Croes.
What the thousands of visi-
tors saw during their tour was
an impressive array of towering
steel structures and a maze of
pipelines. Put together, the pipe-
lines cover 100 miles, or five
times the length of Aruba. The

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F. J. Fox

whole complex can lower the
sulfur content of fuel oil from
2.6% to 10/0 at a rate of about
100,000 barrels per day.
The HDS Project, carried out
by Ralph M. Parsons Corpora-
tion as prime contractor, requir-
ed a labor force of over 2,100
at the peak of construction. Of
this total, some 1,720 were skil-
led and unskilled workers from
Aruba. Off-island workers came
from the U.S.A., Venezuela, Co-
lombia, Canada, Holland, Eng-
land, Italy, France, Germany,
Spain and Portugal
The desulfurization complex
represents the largest single in-
vestment ever made in the his-
tory of the Netherlands Antilles.
With this Fis. 175,000,000 invest-
ment, which has created some

mas !Vmarm


From 9:30 a.m. till 5:30 p.m. ten buses making over 90 trips took
thousands of guests on HDS tour followed by an "open house" at
the Esso Club. The tours started here at the Administration Building.
For dl 9:30 a.m. te 5:30 p.m. diez bus haciendo mas cu 90 blaha, a
hiba miles di huespedes ariba tour di HDS sigul pa un "open house"
na Esso Club. E tournan a principle aki na Oficina di Administraclon.

200 new job opportunities, the
company is now able to main-

tain its competitive position in
the fuel oils market.

The HDS Special Tour Leaders were: (I to r) J. Curiel, J. Noguera, C. de Cuba, S. Luydens, W. van
Loon, L. Geerman, H. Bryce, F. Bikker, E. Bardoulle, G. Gilmore, E. Dirksz, D. Kock, K. Brook, R.
Farro, R. Barros, W. Latham, N. Salas, W. Leslie, W. Diaz, E. de Cuba, C. Assang. Not in picture
are F. Croes and A. Genser.


B. J. Ford

The HDS Project Audit/Accounting Group Included: B. J. Ford,
accounting/audit coordinator, who was on loan from Esso Math-
ematics; J. G. Fox, project auditor on loan to Lago, and the pre-
sent personnel of the group (at right, standing, from I to r): M.
SWong, J. B. Croeze, R. Dijkhoff, all accountants; and L. Echtheld,
i project auditor (at desk).

E Grupo dl Auditor/Contabilidad pa Proyecto HDS a inclul: B. J.
Ford, accounting/audit coordinator, kende tabata ariba prestamo
for di Esso Mathematics; J. G. Fox, auditor di proyecto; y e actual

personal di e grupo (den portret akl riba, parando (dl r pa d):
M. Wong, J. B. Croeze, R. Dijkhoff, tur accountant; y L. Echtheld,
auditor dl proyecto (na lessenaar).

August 27,1971

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Employees and their family at open house at the Esso Club where
HDS models were on display.

Casi 7000 Empleado y Nan Familia

A Mira e Complex Desulfurador

Casi 7000 persona, emplea-
donan di Lago cu miembronan
di nan familiar, a mira pa pro-
mer bez e complex di desulfu-
rizacion Diasabra, Augustus 14.
Fuera di un tour cu splicacion
den refineria, henter dia taba-
tin "open house" den Esso
Club, caminda compania a of-
rece pasa bocas y refresco na
su huespedes.
Compania a combida tambe
representantes di prensa, radio
y television pa bin mira e fa-
brica nobo, cu ya tin algun dia
na uso.
Como recuerdo di e occasion
especial aki, cada empleado a
recibi un souvenir. Esaki ta un
glas cu ribs dje portret di e
plant nobo den oro na un ban-
da y Lago su 6valo cu color
original na e otro banda.
Como un sorpresa pa e em-

pleadonan bishitante, diez ma-
cuto di regalo a ser rifa. E ga-
nadornan, cual nan number a
ser anuncid e siguiente Dialuna
den compania su "Diario", ta:
Rudolf Ranes, Rudolfo E. Tri-
mon, Manuel M. Curiel, Kenneth
Johnston, Wilhelm Geerman,
Juan Vrolijk, Agustin Maduro,
Alexander H. Hoo, B. R. v/d Lin-
den y Julio G. Croes.
Loque e bishitantenan por a
mira e Diasabra ey ta un com-
plex impresionante di estructu-
ranan halto di staal y cu un
cantidad di tuberia cu ta conec-
ta nan. E tubonan poni hunto
tin un largura di 100 milja of
cinco bez e largura di e isle. E
plant ta trahM pa baha e con-
tenido di azufre di 2.6% te 1%/
cu un capacidad di 100,000 ba-
ril di combustoleo pa dia.
E Proyecto HDS, cu a ser

HDS Inauguration

(Continued from page 2)

making of the captains of in-
dustry of today, whose views
form a solid basis for the social
and economic improvements in
the business community where
they operate."
Governor Leito continued say-
ing: "Expansion and moderni-
zation of a company also make
higher demands on its employ-
ees so as to ensure its stability.
They should be interested and
feel actually involved in all that
is going on in the company,
showing their attachedness, for
instance, by undertaking com-
plementary studies, attending


specialization or retraining cour-
ses, or by participating in social
and cultural activities sponsored
by the company management".
After the ceremony, the guests
were entertained at a reception
at the Esso Club. Here a special
souvenir package was distribut-
ed containing booklets of the
new complex and refinery, a
special post card and envelope,
both imprinted with color photo-
graphs of the HDS plant.
Also offered to the guests
was a souvenir glass mug, the
same as that distributed to em-
ployees recently.
Guests at the inauguration in-
cluded Ministers of the Nether-

Empleadonan y nan familla na "open house" na Esso Club undo
tabatin models di plantanan HDS.

At the Administration Building, the employees received their sou-
venir glass mug and the children got balloons.
Na Administration Building, empleadonan a recibi nan glas di
souvenir y muchanan a haya balon.

construe pa Ralph M. Parsons
Corporation como contratista
principal, a requeri mas di 2,100
trahador na e punto culminante
di construction. Di e total aki,
como 1,720 tabata trahadornan
di ofishi of otronan di Aruba.
Trahadornan di pafor a bini for
di Merca, Venezuela, Colombia,
Canada, Hulanda, Inglatera, Ita-
lia, Francia, Alemania, Spanja y

lands Antilles, aldermen of Aru-
ba, Legislative Council mem-
bers, Aruba Island Council mem-
bers, presidents of the Indepen-
dent Oil Workers Union of Aru-
ba and of the General Workers
Union, consuls, representatives
of the Chamber of Commerce
and of the Aruba Trade & In-
dustry Association and members
of the press, radio and TV. Also
present were Mr. R N Dolph,
president of Creole Petroleum
Corporation of Venezuela, and
Mr. J. M. Ballenger, Refining
Department manager of Creole.

E complex di azufre ta e in-
version mas grand di Lago riba
un solo proyecto y den historic
di Antillas Hulandes. Cu e in-
version aki di FIs. 175,000,000,
cual a crea como 200 job no-
bo, Compania lo por mantene
su position competitive riba
mercado di combustoleo.

-. '.

One of Lago's two festively de-
corated tugs blew whistle and
sprayed fountain of water after
Inaugural act.



August 27, 1971