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Project Profile: GM Silao Transmission Expansion Program

Coordinating standards set by General Motors’ Global Facilities Group with the local design and construction standards of the actual plant in Silao, Mexico was a challenge that could have proved costly for General Motors. Without careful communication and teamwork, extensive redesign efforts could have been required to comply to all codes. SSOE’s understanding of General Motors’ Global Facilities Standards, as well as the local design and construction methods, provided a smooth incorporation of design into construction.
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Project Profile: GE Intelligent Platforms New Center of Excellence

SSOE provided comprehensive electrical engineering consulting and design services to GE Intelligent Platforms, a business unit of GE Energy Management. Over the course of a year, SSOE addressed electrical needs for an existing 45,000 SF building (Building #3) and a new 20,000 SF addition to Building #3 at GE’s Huntsville, Alabama, campus.

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Project Profile: $1 Billion Chattanooga Automotive Production Facility

Volkswagen's LED Test trackHaving successfully performed design work for more than 50% of all greenfield automotive assembly plants built in the United States over the last 10 years, SSOE was well qualified to oversee architecture, engineering, and construction management services for Volkswagen’s new production facility. Volkswagen was also looking for a firm with a strong sustainability focus who would help the company execute its green initiatives. Strong project management was also needed to coordinate the efforts of city officials, local contractors, and an international client to meet a very aggressive timeline for start of production.
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Project Profile: Brownfield Site Facility Expansion for FDA Compliant Manufacturing

When American Snuff wanted to convert a recently purchased facility into new processing facilities, SSOE had the EPCM expertise needed to lead the project. With the goal to increase capacity and achieve FDA compliance, a new requirement for its product, SSOE proved key to renovating and expanding the site, largely due to its expertise serving FDA regulated industries and renovating brownfields.

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Project Profile: Repair of Refridgeration System for TEDAC Test Facility

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers enlisted SSOE to replace outdated equipment that would decrease the environmental impact and reduce energy costs at the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility, part of the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC). The AEDC is the world’s largest ground flight simulation complex, testing nearly all the Department of Defense and NASA systems since the 1950s. Work on this project showcases SSOE’s extensive capabilities to support state-of-the-art technology projects and leverages our experience in large-scale facilities and high-tech laboratory environments.

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Project Profile: Autoclave Piping Complex Renovation

GE_Autoclave_211x150SSOE was instrumental in completing a highly successful manufacturing complex renovation for worldwide energy leader General Electric in Schenectady, New York. Work on the 40,000 SF autoclave piping area involved the renovation and redesign of steam/asphalt co-axial piping, vacuum, nitrogen, steam and condensate systems. SSOE provided comprehensive design and construction management services for the project.

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Project Profile: GE Power & Water

SSOE has deep experience across many manufacturing sectors. The following are examples of GE Power & Water industrial / manufacturing project experience:

  • Punchline Process Improvement
  • Asphalt Distribution System Analysis
  • Powerhouse Backup Fuel Study
  • Storage Tank Building Demolition
  • 160 PSIG Steam Stress Analysis
  • 400 PSIG Steam Stress Analysis
  • De-Superheater Stress Analysis
  • Stress Analysis HPS Steam Main


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Project Profile: GE Power & Water Wheelbox Upgrade

Wheelbox SmallIn 2013, SSOE provided comprehensive design services for a wheelbox upgrade for General Electric’s Steam Turbine Test Laboratory in Schenectady, New York. A leading manufacturer of critical high-speed rotating equipment for the power generation industry, GE Power & Water uses the test laboratory to perform vibration testing of turbine wheels.

One of GE’s major test systems, the wheelbox is a large evacuated chamber in which turbines are run through a range of operating speeds to determine bucket vibration response.

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Project Profile: U.S. Space and Rocket Center

When the U.S. Space and Rocket Center decided to display the Saturn V rocket, they enlisted SSOE to provide the mechanical-electrical-plumbing (MEP) and fire protection security for the facility. SSOE also provided wet sprinkler protection throughout the facility with seismic bracing of all piping.

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Project Profile: Facility Expansion

American Snuff, LLC called upon SSOE to provide a project solution for their new tobacco product manufacturing, warehousing, and packaging facility in Memphis, Tennessee. As part of the conceptual design effort, SSOE accompanied American Snuff on walkthroughs of several vacant buildings being considered for the new plant. Based on their observations, SSOE recommended building which would best meet American Snuff’s needs and budget.


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