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

Capability:

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

Capability:

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

Capability:

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.

BUCKEYE PIPELINE

Capability:

Owner: Buckeye Partners
Project: Corpus Christi Tank Farm
Engineer: Engineering & Terminal Services
General Contractor: Buckeye Partners
Project Type: $1,126,862.00

Project Description

Mirage was contracted by Buckeye Partners to install the firewater loop at their new LPG holding facility.

Work Performed
  • Fabricated and installed 4,150 L.F. underground pipe
  • Installed all fire monitors, fire hydrants, and firewater stations
Accomplishment

Effectively completed project with no OSHA recordable incidents or lost time accidents.

Challenges

Working project in zones in order to facilitate owners demands for zone start up of plant.

TRAFIGURA FIELD SERVICES

Capability:

Owner: Trafigura AG
Project: George West Terminal
Engineer: Govind Development
General Contractor: Trafigura
Project Type: $1,387,962.00

roject Description

Mirage was contracted by Trafigura to install piping and their new George West terminal and perform tie in to ETC line coming through site.

Work Performed
  • Fabricated and installed 4,870 L.F. pipe
  • Set 3 mechanical pumps
  • Fabricated and installed firewater loop, fire water monitor, and firewater pump.
Accomplishment

Effectively completed project with no OSHA recordable incidents or lost time accidents.

Challenges

Working with several other on-site contractors with limited space and limited resources.

NEW 60 ACRE TANK FARM

Capability:

Owner: EF90
Project: New 60 Acre tank farm
Engineer: Engineering and Terminal Services
General Contractor: Mirage Industrial Group
Project Type: $ 5,800,000.00
Total Man-hours: 79,000
Status: Complete

Project Description

Mirage was called in to assist with the Expansion of a new tank farm located on the Corpus Christi.

Work Performed
  • Built to grade 60 Acre site
  • Installed all underground drainage
  • Installed underground firewater
  • Displaced and located 13,500 loads of general fill
  • Installed 45 catch basins to create adequate drainage
Accomplishment

Effectively completed the project with 0 recordable injuries.

Challenges

Coordinating with existing land owner to remove pipe and pipe racks in phases.

FRACTIONATION II PLANT EXPANSION

Capability:

Owner: Formosa Plastics
Project: Fractionation – II Plant Site Development and Heavy Haul Road
Contracting Agency Address & Phone:
Formosa Plastics
201 Formosa drive
Point Comfort, TX
(361) 987-7000
Amount: $1,623,000.00

Project Description

Mirage was contracted by formosa plastics to develop new fration ii plant grass roots project

Work Performed
  • Hauled in, spread and compacted 24,000 tons of limestone base
  • Hauled in spread and compacted 15,000 cubic yards of general fill
  • Lime stabilized 400,000 sq.ft. Pad
  • Installed 2,400 linear feet of 6’ chainlink fence
  • 700 linear feet of drainage pipe
  • 18,000 sq. yd. of heavy haul road
Key Accomplishment

Completed in 60 calendar days so owner could start new expansion on schedule

Challenges

Scheduling and coordinating 1,700 loads of material to come into a chemical plant with limited access.

FORMOSA PLASTICS 25% IEM EXPANSION

Capability:

OWNER: FORMOSA PLASTICS
PROJECT: 25% IEM EXPANSION
Contracting Agency Address & Phone:
Formosa plastics
201 Formosa drive
Point Comfort, TX
(361) 987-7000
Amount: $941,500.00

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

MIRAGE WAS CONTRACTED BY FORMOSA PLASTICS TO ERECT IEM EXPANSION BRINE EVAPORATOR STRUCTURE

WORK PERFORMED
  • ERECTED 570,000 LBS STEEL STRUCTURE
  • INSTALLED 1100 SQUARE FEET OF Q-DECKING
  • INSTALLED 6000 SQUARE FEET OF GALVANIZED GRATING
  • POURED 35 CUBIC YARDS AT EL.60
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Effectively completed project with no OSHA recordable incidents or lost time accidents.
CHALLENGES
  • TYING NEW STEEL STRUCTURE INTO EXISTING STEEL STRUCTURE IN AN OPERATING PLANT WITHOUT DISTURBING PLANT OPERATIONS.

Bonnieview Butane Loading Station

Capability:

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

Clemville, Texas – Brine treatment plant

Capability:

Owner: United Brine Services, LLC
Project: Clemville, Texas – Brine treatment plant
Engineer: Cont, Jumper, and Gardner Associates
General Contractor: Southwest Industrial Group
Project Type: Lump Sum $ 723,000
Total Man-hours: 3,297
Status: Complete

Project Description

Mirage was contracted by Southwest Industrial Group to install 8 tank ring foundations 5 at 50’ diameter and 3 at 77’ diameter in Clemville, Texas for expansion of existing Tank farm.

Work Performed
  • Excavated 3,200 cubic yard of dirt
  • Hauled in 4,100 cubic yards of select fill
  • Placed 250 cubic yards of 4,000 PSI concrete
  • Placed 46 tons of rebar
Key Accomplishment
  • Effectively completed the project with 0 recordable injuries.
  • Project was in on schedule and under budget.
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