“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”
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ssab – vtd project

ssab – vtd project

$80 Million – Axis, AL

Services: Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Piping Engineering

SSAB, formally IPSCO, is an existing steel manufacturing facility in Axis, AL.  In an effort to provide more control over their steelmaking process, SSAB installed a Vacuum Tank Degasser (VTD) at their melt shop. The VTD project involved placing equipment in a 20,000 square foot footprint, 80 feet high, with three working levels. Structural Engineering services included the design to support a 300 Ton overhead crane.   Electrical and Piping design included rerouting existing utilities to allow the VTD process area to be added at the existing facility. The addition was required to be implemented with only minor disruption to the operations of the facility.