Pascagoula, MS


Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection, Life Safety


Chemical, Oil & Gas
Piping black and white photo

GSE partnered with White-Spunner Construction, Inc. to provide three new buildings to support Chevron’s new $1.4 billion Pascagoula Base Oil Project (PBOP) expansion. The Learning and Performance Center (LPC) is 19,700 square feet in two connected buildings: the Training and Hands-On buildings. The LPC’s Training building hosts computer- and video-based training for all refinery personnel, including classrooms, a video production suite, and administrative offices. The Hands-On building hosts all training and testing for Chevron’s skilled trade employees. The LPC buildings were pre-engineered steel clear-span buildings on an elevated structural concrete slab supported on auger-cast piles. The design included welding fume removal systems, overhead cranes and compressed air distribution. The Fabrication Shop has 8,750 square feet of shop space for all-weather steel and pipe fabrication during plant shutdowns. The shop is a pre-engineered steel clear-span building on a conventional shallow concrete foundation. The design included bridge cranes, jib cranes and compressed air distribution.