The Shaw Group completed pipe fabrication and module solutions for a renewable fuel refinery conversion project on the west coast for a leading downstream energy company. This project is a testament to our ability to act as a strategic partner and quickly adapt to client needs. 

The project was located on the west coast and from a logistics perspective would have traditionally been awarded to a fabricator in that region. The Shaw team saw an opportunity to apply creative solutions to fabricate the modules in our state-of-the-art Lake Charles module shop and provide transportation support for 43 modules as well as loose steel and pipe spools across the U.S. 

With the full support of our executive team, we quickly ramped up our labor pool and identified logistics solutions to meet our clients’ needs.  

“We’re extremely pleased to provide our pipe fabrication and module services for a project that contributes to a more sustainable energy future by producing lower carbon transportation fuels,” said Shaw President and CEO Mike Childers. “As our country shifts with the new energy transition, Shaw continues to evolve and better position ourselves to serve renewable energy opportunities, Shaw stands ready to assist our trusted partners with their plant modification and conversion needs.”

Project Highlights

⦁ 43 modules (24 ST and 19 Process modules)
⦁ Module size range between 16 & 38 tons
⦁ Shaw scope: material procurement, structural prefab, structural steel pipe
fabrication, paint, insulation, electrical tray, pressure testing, heat tracing, insulation, dimensional control and NDE.                                                            ⦁ 40,000 work hours
⦁ Method of shipment: Truckable modules to CA
⦁ Zero Lost Time Incidents


Other Facts

⦁ 710.98 (423.86 on / 287.12 off) tons of structural steel
⦁ 12,369 Linear feet of pipe assembly
⦁ 13,619 (12,161 on / 1,458 off) D/I of Pipe Fab
⦁ 4,755 run feet of insulation
⦁ 1,650 LF of cable tray
⦁ 64 hydro-tests