MarkWest Utica EMG Cadiz, Ohio, United States

Ensuring our client can keep pace with global demand

Cadiz #2 Cryogenic Gas Plant addiong 200 million

Quickly adding 200 million cubic feet per day of production capacity

Under contract to MarkWest Utica EMG, a leading developer of midstream natural gas infrastructure, Alberici constructed the second phase of their Cadiz, Ohio natural gas processing plant. The cryogenic process expansion added 200 million cubic feet per day of production capacity. It included all mechanical, civil, electrical, and instrumentation, as well as installation of a 4,500-horsepower refrigeration unit.

Cadiz #2 Cryogenic Gas Plant major equipment

Major equipment and piping installation

The team constructed nine different piping systems and erected extensive pipe rack modules that featured more than 500 individual pieces of structural steel. Alberici also placed more than 3,000 cubic yards of concrete for the plant’s foundations and set 62 pieces of heavy industrial processing equipment. Installed equipment included tanks, vessels, pumps, condensers, coolers, fans, and piping skids.

Cadiz #2 Cryogenic Gas Plant working an aggressive schedule

Working under an aggressive schedule

To help meet rapidly increasing production demands of Marcellus and Utica shale in the region, Alberici executed the $39 million project under an aggressive six-month schedule, mobilizing a workforce of 300 to safely complete the project.

Cadiz #2 Cryogenic Gas Plant plant in operation

Maintaining plant operations through careful planning and coordination

The Cadiz No. 2 plant is located immediately adjacent to the Cadiz No. 1 plant, which remained in full operation during construction. Alberici carefully coordinated labor, equipment, and material to accommodate the extremely tight site restrictions for material storage, equipment staging, and laydown area.