Cross Oil Refinery
Smackover, AR United States | 2012
McDermott's Altamira, Mexico, facility is strategically and competitively positioned for conventional & floating facility oil rig projects for customers in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic. While that location certainly aides in customer service and logistics, it also places challenges on the coating of structures due to the location right on the gulf. This harsh, tropical marine environment is extremely tough on buildings and support structures.
Hot-dip galvanizing overcomes those environmental challenges and provides decades of maintenance free life.
In addition to the climate of Altamira, the facility is located in a port area that supports a number of large manufacturers, fabricators and electrical generators. This industrial environment adds to the need for a robust coating system. Hot-dip galvanizing overcomes those environmental challenges and provides decades of maintenance free life. With its executive offices in Houston, Texas, McDermott is a leading engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) company focused on executing complex offshore oil and gas projects worldwide.
Having such a wealth of experience and knowledge, McDermott understands the value of longevity, toughness and integrity. The oil rigs and flotation platforms the Altamira facility produces is a testament to that culture. As result, when it came to specifying a coating for the new fabrication facility hot-dip galvanizing (HDG) was the hands-down winner. McDermott knows that unprotected steel in the tropical marine environment shows up very quickly and causes downtime for maintenance and replacement. Past experiences with paint systems failed due the harsh environments McDermott facilities and products are exposed to. HDG coats inside and out and provides the type of long-term protection McDermott looks for in a corrosion protection system.
Besides long term corrosion protection, McDermott values HDG coated products due to their toughness and ease of handling without fear of a breach in the coating. Paint systems are subject to scratching and eventual failure to protect the steel substrate. Lastly, McDermott is focused on the environment. All of the components on this project are recyclable. The fact that zinc and the steel it protects is infinitely recyclable is important to people who spend their lives dedicated to maintaining the environment.
Water & Marine
Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Ease of Specifying, Initial Cost, Life-Cycle Cost, Prior HDG Experience, Quality of HDG, Sustainability, Turnaround Time
Laced Columns, Crane Beams with Cap Channel, Truss Framing, HSS Bracing, 3 Plate Columns, and Galvanized Field Bolts Approx. 14,800.
Jackie Thomas, Jim Kennedy
Valmont Coatings - Salina Galvanizing
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