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 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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The example provided above should tell anyone who’s looking for fuel storage facility construction services at least two things:
- No two fuel storage facility projects are ever going to be exactly alike; and
- We put as much work into storage facility design and planning as is necessary.
Clearly, fuel storage facility construction services is a highly specialized professional discipline, as it should be. Everything from the design to the construction to environmental compliance to a plethora of other issues need to be accounted for at all times. Any failure in any of these regards can lead to costly delays or much worse.
What should also be clear from the details of the project above is that EAD didn’t simply sell our fuel storage facility construction services and then complete the work unilaterally. Instead, we worked closely with our client to make sure that they knew exactly what needed to be done, why it needed to be done, when it would be done and how it would be done.
We invited input from them to make sure that we understood exactly what their day-day needs and expectations were, and that allowed us to move smoothly through the project, as complicated and challenging as it was. We also made sure that the contractors we managed were kept in the loop at every step so that there were no ambiguities present. Every decision was made together, and every effort was collective in nature.
We can and would like to do the same for you. To learn more about EAD and additional projects like the Fuel Storage Capacity Expansion visit our project profile page.