Transforming a 200-acre sugarcane field in Garyville, LA into a state-of-the-art refinery required a $3.8 billion investment and the work of a cadre of contractors with expertise that spanned the entire spectrum of engineering, construction, and rigging. Construction on the Marathon GME project started in March of 2007, and by December of 2009 the refinery was mechanically complete.
Deep South Crane and Rigging was recently contracted by a southeast petrochemical plant as part of a major pre-turnaround project. In order to de-bottleneck ethylene production, Deep South erected a caustic tower and a prefrac tower.
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.