MarkWest Utica EMG Cadiz, Ohio, United States
Ensuring our client can keep pace with global demand
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.
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.
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.
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.