Project Scope:

Markwest Energy Partners, LP is a publicly traded company that specializes in the gathering, processing, and transportation of natural gas; transportation, fractionation, storage, and marketing of NGLs; and the gathering and transportation of crude oil. Markwest initiated this project in order to increase capacity at the Cadiz II facility with an additional 60 million cubic feet per day of processing capability.

IPS was contracted to erect and install all of the Owner-supplied UOP Russel equipment and pre-fabricated pipe. IPS was responsible for the fabrication and installation of the balance of plant piping.  IPS installed over 16,000 lf of pipe ranging in size from ½-inch to 30-inch in diameter.

Challenges:

The design was not yet complete when IPS proposed on the project, requiring IPS to bid the work using a compilation of multiple other projects. IPS was fabricating pipe as drawings were being released from the engineer. In order to meet the accelerated schedule IPS had five fabrication facilities throughout North America working simultaneously on the project. During peak capacity, IPS had 90 craftspeople working on site – 2 shifts, 7 days a week.

$500mil. Total Construction
$10.3mil. Project Cost
60mil. CF/D Facility Size
11/2014 Completion Date
6 Project Duration
bid build Delivery Method

Project Scope:

Fenner Dunlop is the world’s leader in the field of conveyor belting, manufacturing the most comprehensive range of conveyor systems for many industries and applications.

IPS was contracted to provide setting, aligning, and installation services for five (5) process equipment lines: calendar line; steel cord press line; fabric belt press line; inspection line; and laminating line. Scope of work include process piping, process electrical, and equipment installation.

The preplanning for the equipment moves began while the building was being erected. Provisions had to be made for the process piping runs to be integrated within the building and the process electrical runs that had to be embedded within the concrete. Additionally, alignment plates were strategically placed in order to ensure that each individual process line was precisely installed to meet the required tolerances.

IPS was also responsible for the installation of all electrical work in the new building to support the expansion. Planning and pre-work was completed prior to the substation retrofit, which took place during a 72-hour shutdown over Thanksgiving. IPS worked around-the-clock to ensure the substation was available to the customer a full day earlier than required.

2/2013 Delivery Method
9 Delivery Method
design build Delivery Method
$38mil. Total Construction
$3mil. Project Cost
2/2013 Completion Date
9 Project Duration
design build Delivery Method

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