Steel Tube Production Facility


  • New facility on a 300-acre greenfield site
  • High profile site employing over 2,000 people
  • Estimated production start-up in 2015

Caddo, Louisiana

809,000 SF

Having successfully performed design work for thousands of greenfield production plants, SSOE was well qualified to serve as the Engineer of Record (EOR) and oversee architectural and engineering services for the configuration and installation of a new steel tube production facility. Strong project management was needed to coordinate the efforts of the design / build contractor, multiple OEM suppliers, and an international client to meet an aggressive time line for production start-up.

Located on a 300-acre, greenfield site, the production facility consists of a pre-engineered metal building with a concrete mezzanine, operations, and production floors. Primary manufacturing operations include billet preparation, piercing, sizing, finishing, testing, and all related furnace and heat treating equipment. Other facilities on the site include in and outbound logistics, administration / training center, utilities, water treatment, chemical treatment, and cooling towers. SSOE also provided site preparation services.

Utilizing the 3D MicroStation design platform and Navisworks, SSOE electronically produced the architectural rendering and video of the plant for ground breaking announcements, contractor outreach program, press releases, and public relations purposes.

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