Shutdowns & Turnarounds

We know the importance of a well-run, safely-executed shutdown or turnaround. Robust planning is the key ingredient to having a successful turnaround and the heavy lifting and hauling services are typically the critical path to completing an outage on time.

Deep South Crane & Rigging provides a comprehensive array of services and equipment to provide clients with a safe and efficient. 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. From handling the transfer of heavy vessels from ship to barge, rolling the vessels off the barge and setting the vessels in place, clients will immediately recognize the professionalism and safety-first culture at Deep South Crane & Rigging.

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.

Overcoming Obstacles

When traditional solutions are not enough, Deep South can take an engineered approach to solving project challenges. Project solutions are created by a team of certified Professional Engineers and experienced craftsmen who partner to design, fabricate, and test virtually anything required for a project.

  • 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.

    Specialized Transport Solutions Keep Drum Delivery On Track

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    Specialized Transport Solutions Keep Drum Delivery On Track

    Chemical drums are massive storage systems, both in size and weight, that are used by manufacturers. Transporting them from fabrication to facility requires considerable planning and care. Consider the 151,338-pound chemical drum that was manufactured for a petrochemical company in Texas. The drum measured 36’11” x 18’2” x 20’8” and needed to be moved 50+ miles from North Houston to Baytown along major roads.

    An Award Winning Multi-Scope Lift and Set

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    An Award Winning Multi-Scope Lift and Set

    As part of a petrochemical facility expansion in Texas, the client needed more than 60 pieces of equipment of various weights and sizes moved and placed in tight confines—in just four months. With very little room for errors or delays, and no time to spare, Deep South’s skilled engineers and managers put together an impressive engineering plan to facilitate a safe and efficient effort.

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