German Pellets Plant in Urania, Louisiana
German Pellets , the leading manufacturer of wood pellets in Europe, has broken ground on their new plant in Urania, Louisiana. Once completed, this will be the largest pellet plant in the world. German Pellet estimates that the plant will create 500 direct and indirect jobs. Construction costs will total approximately $300 million dollars. Southern Industrial Contractors has began the site work on the project, and is proud to be a part of this landmark project.
“Once again, we have chosen a site with well-established wood supplies and logistics,” said Peter Leibold, German Pellets CEO. German Pellets will produce one million tons of wood pellets per year in Urania, twice as much as in its first US plant in Woodville, Texas. “Pellet consumption worldwide is on the rise, especially in Europe. This means that the construction of large production capacities is necessary,” said Leibold. The demand from the European power plant market for the production of heat and electricity from wood pellets has risen sharply. There is also an increasing demand for wood pellets among private consumers and large-scale users, for example for supplying heat to hospitals, schools, commercial buildings and industrial facilities.
German Pellets GmbH was founded in 2005 in Wismar (Mecklenburg- Vorpommern, Germany) and has since become the leading manufacturer of wood pellets in Europe. German Pellets produces wood pellets and animal-hygiene products at 14 sites in Germany and Austria. Wood pellets are made from wood shavings and sawdust pressed into a cylindrical shape. They can be used for a wide range of applications – in private households, in industrial and commercial facilities and for the production of electricity and heat.
CONSTRUCTED 2015 – 2016 / OWNERS Drax Biomass / TOTAL PROJECT VALUE $300 million
SOUTHERN INDUSTRIAL CONTRACTORS (SIC) SELF-PERFORMED THE FOLLOWING:
Roseburg Forest Products
CONSTRUCTED 2015 / OWNERS Roseburg Forest Products / TOTAL PROJECT VALUE $44 million
PAST FEATURED PROJECTS
SOUTHERN INDUSTRIAL CONTRACTORS (SIC) SELF-PERFORMED THE FOLLOWING:
Ash Grove Cement – Foreman Plant Expansion
Southern Industrial Contractors completed work on the Ash Grove Cement Foreman Plant expansion. The site work scope included the excavation of over one million cubic yards of dirt and the removal of over 200,000 cubic yards of rock. It also entailed the placement of all storm drain piping and related concrete structures, the construction of over five miles of concrete and stone roads, and the installation of the water lines and other necessary underground piping.
Southern Industrial Contractors also constructed the Raw Materials Storage Building for Ash Grove, which is a 300,000 SF pre-engineered metal building with eave heights up to 80 feet, heavy conveyor systems, and numerous equipment foundations.
Mr. Frank Plummer, Ash Grove’s Plant Engineer
GULFPORT WEST PIER
TEAM SIC has kicked off construction for the West Pier Facilities in Gulfport, MS.
Valued at $50 million, this is part of the Port’s $570 million Restoration Program to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. About 1,200 jobs will be created and the Port will reach an estimated capacity of one million TEUs. SIC is proud to be a part of another landmark project!!
This project included:
- 2,700 square prestress precast concrete pilings ranging from 16” to 24” in diameter and up to 102’ in length
- 25,000 CY of structural cast-in-place concrete
- Fabrication and erection of 325,000 SF of pre-engineered metal building
- Fabrication and erection of all structural steel
- 105 dock levelers / bumpers / vehicle restraint systems | 108 overhead coiling doors
- Interior Cooler and refrigeration system
- 1,300 LF of rail loading dock
- 10,000 SF gatehouse and 10,000 SF 3-story administration building
Saint-Gobain Norpro is constructing a 100,000-square-foot facility on a 68-acre parcel of land in Saline County Arkansas. The new $100 million facility is expected to employ up to 140 people once completed. The new plant will manufacture ceramic proppants—spherical beads about the size of a grain of sand, that maintain integrity under extreme pressure. Proppants are inserted into underground fractures in oil and gas wells to “prop” open the fracture and increase productivity of the wells. Southern Industrial Contractors is currently performing specialty equipment foundations, heavy building slabs, structural concrete, and various other site work items.
Reynolds Packaging Plant
Southern Industrial Contractors is currently replacing two furnaces at the Reynolds Packaging Plant.This work includes demolition and tearing out two furnaces and associated foundations. These two furnaces will be replaced with one Hertwich Furnace (SMS) that can produce the same capacity as two furnaces. SIC is also performing the refractory work with RHI Ag. SIC has manned the project with a highly skilled day and night crew, specialized equipment and materials to be able to complete this shut-down within 70 days. from start. Is your facility looking at any upcoming modernization and/or expansions? If so, please give us a call and we will be happy to send a representative to your facility to provide a comprehensive proposal.
Amerities South LLC
Southern Industrial Contractors has been chosen as the general contractor for this grassroots railroad cross tie treating facility to be located in Hope, AR. Project includes over 1,000,000 cubic yards of site work, over 300,000 sq.ft. of pre-engineered metal buildings on drilled pier supported concrete slab and foundations, and specialty electrical and mechanical.
Globalplex Transit Warehouse – Reserve, LA
This project consisted of the construction of a 75,000 SF pre-engineered metal building. It featured a standing seam roof, 114 skylights, dry-pipe sprinkler system, electrical and plumbing, 16 overhead doors, seven personnel doors, 113 dock bumpers, and seven dock levelers, all supported by over 1,000 pre-cast 14″ square concrete piles (each 65 ft. long) and a heavy reinforced concrete building slab. This project also included over three acres of concrete paving.
Mr. Aubrey Gravois, Title
Port of South Louisiana
TXU – Luminant Mining Oak Hill, TEXAS
Southern Industrial Contractors (SIC) completed a new coal dump facility for TXU Mining Company located in Oak Hill, TX. This project had a very demanding schedule, which SIC manned with more than 50 personnel, consisting of rod busters, concrete finishers, iron workers, equipment operators, and surveyors.
Southern Industrial Contractors crews performed work on concrete walls that were over three feet thick and over 40 feet tall. SIC crews also placed wing walls, buttress walls, numerous footings and concrete foundations for new equipment and new conveyors.
Roy O. Martin Lumber OSB Plant – Oakdale, Louisiana
Roy O. Martin Lumber’s new Oriented Stranded Board (OSB) facility, valued at over $300 million and located in Oakdale, LA, made its first board in January of 2007. This facility is now the largest OSB plant of its kind in the United States and Southern Industrial Contractors (SIC) is proud to have been a part of this landmark project. Combined with another project valued at $70 million at the MARTCO Plywood Facility in Chopin, LA, SICs scope of work at these two Roy O. Martin facilities included the erection of over 200,000 square feet of pre-engineered metal building with eave heights of up to 85 feet, mass concrete paving, specialty foundation work, structural erection, site work, and railroad work.
Mr. Jonathan E. Martin, Roy O. Martin, President
Mr. Adrian Schoonover, Roy O. Martin, VP Engineering
Mr. Robert Cooper, Johnson & Pace Engineers, Project Engineer
Mr. Curtis Wright, Mid-South Engineers, Project Engineer
Ash Grove Cement Foreman, Arkansas Facility Expansion
This project, valued at over $350 million, is estimated to increase Ash Grove’s current production by 700,000 tons per year for a total production of 1.7 million tons annually. Part of Ash Grove’s expansion included a 240,000 SF Raw Material Storage Building. Through a design-build proposal, Southern Industrial Contractors (SIC) was chosen as the design-build contractor for the Raw Material Storage Building.
Southern Industrial Contractors (SIC) self-performed the site work, which included the excavation of over 400,000 cubic yards of on-site limestone. SIC also self-performed the concrete foundations and building erection of a pre-engineered metal building with dimensions of 1,344 feet long by 180 feet wide clear span. The building has peak heights of approximately 80 feet and a Standing Seam Roof with a roof pitch of six on 12. Construction of the Raw Material Storage Building began on August 31, 2008 and was substantially completed five (5) months later on December 31, 2008.
Frank Plummer or Ralph Jones, Ash Grove Cement
Tony Partain or Kent Free, Teton Industrial Construction
Robert Cooper, Johnson and Pace Engineers
Pre-engineered metal building was supplied by United Structures of America (USA Buildings)