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PHASE IV EXPANSION PROJECT: EAST GATE ACCESS ROADS & CONTRACTOR PARKING LOT

Owner: Formosa Plastics Corporation
Project: EHS Contractor Parking, Roads and TxDOT entryway
Engineer: Formosa Plastics Corporation/ Urban Engineering
General Contractor: Mirage Industrial Group
Project Type: $1,450,000.00

Project Description

Roadwork and parking lot consisted of 1,038,500 SF of fly ash stabilized subgrade, compacted fly ash base, and chip seal. Mirage was also contracted to EPC TxDOT acceleration and deceleration lanes tying into the busy highway.

Work Performed
  • Layout
  • One course chip seal
  • Roadway and parking lot striping
  • One course chip seal at roads
  • Basework for TxDOT entryway
  • 2″ hot-mix asphalt over 1 course chip seal at entry way
  • Traffic control
  • Parking lot and entryway striping
Accomplishment

Our client depended on Mirage to install this parking lot and road work in order to accommodate the large workforce accompanying the $5 billion dollar expansion.

Challenges

Working with TxDOT as well as the end user ensuring all parties were satisfied.

PHASE IV EXPANSION PROJECT: HDPE-111 SITE WORKS

Owner: Formosa Plastics Corporation
Project: HDPE-3 Access Roads and Site Works
Engineer: Formosa Plastics Corporation
General Contractor: Mirage Industrial Group
Project Type: $900,000.00

Project Description

Mirage was contracted by Formosa Plastics to clear, survey, grade, and achieve drainage at the virgin site. Roadwork consisted of 333,000 SF of lime stabilized subgrade, limestone base, and chip seal. The newly installed roads held up wonderfully as Mirage then trucked in 16,492 tons of limestone to install material laydown yards.

Work Performed
  • Layout
  • Site clearing  
  • SWPPP  
  • Drainage  
  • Cast in place concrete headwalls  
  • Lime stabilization  
  • Lime stone base installation and compaction  
  • One course chip seal at roads  
  • Geogrid and limestone placement and compaction at laydown yards 
Accomplishment

This project was critical due to the entire expansion depending on the safe, proper, and timely installation of the siteworks for other trades to mobilize and begin work on this portion of the 5 billion dollar expansion. Mirage self-performed every aspect of this project. 

Challenges

Completion of the job within allotted timeframe to prevent delaying the unit construction activities.

PHASE IV EXPANSION PROJECT : LDPE MAIN CONTROL ROOM

Owner: Formosa Plastics Corporation
Project: LDPE Main Control Room
Engineer: Lantana Engineering
General Contractor: Mirage Industrial Group
Project Type: $3,983,476.00

Project Description

Mirage was contracted by Formosa Plastics to EPC a 20,000 SF blast proof control room with a steel frame and 8” thick custom precast concrete panels.

Work Performed
  • Engineering and structural analysisLayout
  • Site clearing
  • Excavation and lime stabilization
  • Electrical grounding grid
  • Cast in place concrete building foundations, grade beams, and floor slab
  • Procurement and erection of all structural steel components
  • Slab on metal deck placement and nelson stud welding
  • Procurement and erection of all blast proof wall panels
  • Procurement and installation of electrified blast proof doors and windows
  • Built up roofing system
  • Miscellaneous steel embeds, ladders, door landings, steps etc.
Accomplishment

Completed the project on schedule and under budget. Project required heavy correspondence and cooperation between the owner and our firm. This went smoothly and efficiently, as all of the owner’s needs and requests were met in a timely and effective manner.

Challenges

Working several aspects of the job at once. Superior coordination and communication were vital to the success of this project.

Bonnieview Butane Loading Station

Owner: Southcross Energy
Project: Bonnieview Butane Loading Station
Engineer: BHP Engineering & Construction L.P.
General Contractor: Turner Industries
Project Type: Lump Sum $ 1,190,000.00
Total Man-hours: 9240
Status: Complete

Project Description

Mirage was contracted by Turner Industries to install a 100,000 square foot truck loading station in Bonnieview Texas. Complete with scales and truck terminal station. The area had to be built up with 2’ of limestone base due to localized flooding in the area. Then install an 8” slab on top of the base using 4000 PSI concrete.

Work Performed
  • Hauled in and placed 8,000 cubic yards of dirt fill
  • Hauled in and placed 10,000 tons of limestone
  • Excavated for other trades on site to install utilities
  • Placed 2,100 cubic yards of 4,000 PSI concrete
  • 360 linear foot of 24” RCP with Safety end treatments
Key Accomplishment
  • Completed the project in 10 weeks. To facilitate the off loading of the first truck on schedule and under budget.
  • Effectively completed the project with 0 recordable injuries.
Challenges
  • Due to load restrictions concrete had to be delivered in 7 cubic yard loads
  • Excessive rains of over 16” flooded the job 2 times, essentially covering the entire site

Utilities Plant Water Sand Filter

Owner: Formosa Plastics Corporation
Project: Utilities Plant Water Sand Filter
Engineer: Infilco Inc.
General Contractor: Mirage Industrial Group
Project Type: Lump Sum $ 1,489,000
Total Man-hours: 10,486
Status: Complete

Project Description

Mirage was contracted by Formosa Plastics to install a sand filter to accommodate the water requirement of the new Electrolyzer plant. The foot print of the new sand filter was 60’ x 40’ with 25’ cast in place concrete wall and divider walls, cast in place elevated water trough, and elevated sub floor.

Work Performed
  • Excavated 2,000 cubic yard of dirt
  • Placed 900 cubic yards of 4,000 PSI concrete
  • Placed 67 tons of rebar
  • Installed 10,500 filter nozzles
  • Underground piping
Key Accomplishment
  • Effectively completed the project with 0 recordable injuries.
  • Project was in on schedule and under budget.
Challenges

Working in an operating plant amongst numerous other trades in a confined area.

Jetty Conveyor Foundation for New Coal Fired Power Plant

Owner: Formosa Plastics Corporation
Project: Jetty Conveyor Foundation for New Coal Fired Power Plant
Engineer: Formosa Plastics Corporation
General Contractor: Mirage Industrial Group
Project Type: Lump Sum $ 2,228,000
Total Man-hours: 16,264
Status: Complete

Project Description

Mirage was contracted by Formosa Plastics to install the Jetty Conveyor Foundation that stretched from the Port of Port Lavaca to the new coal fired power plant over 1 mile away. Mirage was responsible for installing foundations on top of existing hollow plank concrete dock. Drill shafts with spread footings and pier caps, bridging over the existing cooling water reservoir, and Electrical Grounding.

Work Performed
  • Driving 21 Pre-cast pilings
  • Installed 218 slurried drill shafts
  • Excavated 5,000 cubic yard of dirt
  • Placed 1,900 cubic yards of 4,000 PSI concrete
  • Placed 180 tons of rebar
  • Installed 1,100 Galvanized anchor bolts
Accomplishment
  • Effectively completed the project with 0 recordable injuries.
  • Successfully maintained an excellent working relationship with the Port of Port Lavaca, Joslin Power, and Formosa Plastics.
Challenges
  • Mirage had to dewater and maintain a nine million gallon cooling water reservoir, while maintaining the marine life in the cooling water reservoir.
  • Mirage had to cross three separate properties while maintain secured access through homeland security restrictions.