SASOL LAKE CHARLES CHEMICAL PROJECT
Fluor Technip Integrated contracted Barriere to complete a $36.5 million reconstruction and widening of Louisiana Highway 379 to support and facilitate the 2.5-mile transport of large prefabricated modules from the construction dock to Sasol’s Lake Charles Chemical Project Site.
Building a public road for a private industrial customer would normally present significant challenges. On this project, Barriere’s experienced team stayed focused on our customer’s needs, anticipated potential conflicts, and engineered solutions that allowed us to complete this complex roadway safely ahead of schedule and below approved budget. Planning for safety, quality, and efficiency in advance of project execution is a philosophy that follows our mission and values. Our record of excellence is no accident. It speaks to our ability to consistently deliver solutions to our customers – differentiating us as a contractor, employer, and corporate citizen.
ADVANCED PLANNING FOR FLAWLESS EXECUTION
Barriere proactively initiated pre-planning meetings prior to any major Project work activity, including drainage, cutting soil cement, and asphalt paving. The goal was to review the work plan, requirements, submittals, mix designs and any other information relevant to the stage of the Project that was being planned. This forum provided a chance for key decision- makers to speak up on matters prior to implementation, facilitating trust and preparedness amongst Project partners. All parties critical to the stage of the Project being discussed were invited to the meetings, including those who attended the pre-construction kick-off meetings related to the stage of the Project.
A QUALITY PRODUCT, UNDER BUDGET AND ON TIME
Barriere delivered the Project to FTI on-time, without a lost-time or recordable incident, and below the approved budget despite encountering 32 unforeseen underground utilities. As a result, FTI contracted Barriere to perform in-plant civil infrastructure work for Sasol as well as separate intersection improvement projects to accommodate Sasol’s expanding footprint.
The final Project encompassed four miles of roadway improvements involving earthwork, subsurface utilities in a heavily congested area, and close coordination with numerous entities, including LADOTD, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, City of Westlake, and third party water, sewer, gas, telecommunications, and power utilities. Barriere worked a total of 223,678 man-hours without a lost time or recordable incident. The work was completed on-time and below the approved budget of $36,582,393.