Relocation & Decommissioning

Deep South is a knowledgable provider of industrial plant decommissioning & relocation services.

We know business owners and their teams spend a considerable amount of time and energy on the details of moving to a new location or decommissioning dated facilities. Whether it is a small project area or a complete relocation of a large plant, Deep South offers a complete turnkey plant relocation solution.

Our Comprehensive Turnaround and Shutdown Services Include:

Feasibility Studies & Constructability Reviews: We collaborate with our clients to perform feasibility studies and route studies to determine the most efficient and safe lift and transport solution.

Estimating and Scheduling: We join forces with our clients to efficiently plan all proposed job site activities.

Site Planning and Execution: We offer our expertise to select the best transportation methods (whether onsite, road, barge, rail, or waterborne) and overcome challenges (such as clearances, weights, access, permits), and we develop and propose equipment schedules, permitting plans, lift plans, etc.

Logistics Planning: We evaluate and develop plans to address support facilities, lay down yards, heavy-haul traffic flow, and material transport.

Safety Planning: We evaluate and develop job-specific safety plans when necessary, comply with all site requirements and applicable laws.

    Robust Planning & Overcoming Obstacles

    Robust planning is the key ingredient to having a successful project. When you bring Deep South in as a partner, you acquire years of experience in properly planning an outage will minimize downtime and keep the project on track to completion. Nevertheless, unexpected issues may arise, and we at Deep South are well-equipped to take an engineered approach to solving project challenges.

    • Project solutions are created by a team of certified Professional Engineers and experienced craftsmen who can respond quickly to project needs.
    • Our fabrication facilities total nearly 100,000 square feet.
    • The facilities are equipped with the tools needed such as a state-of-the-art robot welder, CNC tables, lathes, boring machines, radial drilling machines, cutting tables, saws, and multi-process welders.
    • 24-hour crews are available.

    Deep South has a large fleet of equipment to allow the movement of vessels to wherever they need to be set, including VersaCranes™ to 3,000T, crawler cranes to 1,760T, truck cranes to 1,320T, and rigging hardware/specialty devices up to 1,600T. Deep South also has self-propelled modular transporters, over-the-road/dual-lane transport systems, towed hydraulic modular transporters, temporary bridge systems, levee crossing systems, lift towers, strand jacks, hydraulic gantries, hydraulic skid and hydraulic jacking systems, and marine and rail securement systems.

    From our experienced engineers and project managers to our skilled craftsmen, riggers, and crane operators, Deep South's diligent pursuit of safety and innovation has provided our clients a path to on-time and successful projects. We can create lift plans or PE-stamped drawings and custom solutions as needed. Leaning on this expertise, coupled with a broad array of equipment, helps us to provide the absolute best in safety, service, and solutions. Whatever the project, the team at Deep South is ready to meet your challenge.



    Southeast Petrochemical Turnaround

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    Southeast Petrochemical Turnaround

    Supplying all cranes in two units during a petrochemical turnaround in the Southeast, Deep South supported the change out of old components and reinstallation of new components with 19 cranes working throughout the project.

    Pressed for Time

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    Pressed for Time

    A vehicle manufacturer’s large stamping press—a massive machine used for shaping body panels—is online and operational thanks to efficient installation by Deep South. The three primary components included a 181-ton press bed (27.72’ L x 16.4’ W x 13.12’ H), 250-ton press crown (28.38’ L x 16.4’ W x 13.12’ H) and a 92-ton press slide (21’ x 10.83’ x 10.5’).

    Saddle Up: Customized Solutions Place Refinery Column with Care

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    Saddle Up: Customized Solutions Place Refinery Column with Care

    The Deep South team was tasked to receive, transport and set a 790,025-pound debutanizer. This specialized distillation column measures 174’-3” long with a 21’-3” diameter. The debutanizer was received from an ocean-going vessel at the Port of New Orleans. Once cleared through customs, the debutanizer was loaded on a barge and pushed to a roll-off site 8 hours upriver, and prepared for transport to the refinery.

    A successful job is built on precise planning and safe execution. request a quote