Trinity Steel Awarded Enterprise Pipe Structure Project
Today, Trinity Steel Fabricators was awarded a contract for a large pipe rack section by BIS Tepsco in support of the construction of the Enterprise Products NGL fractionators in Mont Belvieu. The pipe rack, consisting of over 3,000 tons of structural steel, will serve to as a connection point between the fractionation units.
The Enterprise fractionation unit expansion is one in many steps taken by natural gas industry to absorb and utilize the abundant Eagle Ford and Rocky Mountain shale gas. A main product produced from the fractionation process is ethane, which is used as a feedstock local chemical manufacturer’s use in production. The low cost of this ethane gives US based chemical companies a cost advantage in their final products not seen in over 12 years.
At projects end the total fractionation capacity will reach 610,000 b/d at the Mont Belvieu site, a capacity that is double from three years ago. The facility is expects to begin service in fourth-quarter 2013 with the bulk of the structural steel being delivered by Trinity Steel Fabricators in fourth-quarter 2012.