EAD designed and constructed a fuel storage capacity expansion for an existing fuel production facility located near the Missouri River. The new storage facility included a total of 1.5 million gallons of finished product capacity, as well as hazardous chemical storage and receiving. EAD also had responsibility for the structural steel that was required for tank top access and utility racking.
EAD loves Unique Challenges
EAD used its problem-solving acumen to address the project’s challenges. The issues included poor sub-grade geological conditions due to proximity to the Missouri River and site contamination due to prior usage of the site as a railyard. To resolve these issues, engineered rammed aggregate piers were used. The piers were used to avoid mass removal of contaminated soil and subsequent replacement with engineered site backfill. This also expedited the construction schedule by allowing concrete installers and steel erectors to begin their work sooner toward successful completion.
The amount of elevated work in the operating facility also presented unique opportunities for logistics and safety planning. EAD relied on our safety expertise to customize construction protocols to accomplish these complex tasks safely. As the client stated at the end of the project: “From beginning to end, EAD’s execution, communication, project and vendor management was excellent!”
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