American Construction Services, Inc. (ACS) completed a 12" petroleum transfer pipeline installation project designed to increase the fuel transfer capacities for Marathon Oil's Tampa terminal. This one-half mile project commenced with a pipeline tie-in on Marathon Oil property, extended southward through the Port of Tampa and Tampa Electric properties and terminated at Kinder Morgan's Hemlock Pump Station located on Hemlock Street in Tampa.
The project scope of services included the construction of concrete footers, the fabrication and installation of structural steel, the installation of the 12" petroleum pipeline (including testing services), the fabrication and installation of a pig launcher at the Marathon Oil terminal and fabrication and installation of a receiving pig trap at the Kinder Morgan Hemlock Pump Station.
Two major components of this project were the jack and boring required to advance the pipeline under a railroad crossing into the Hemlock Pump Station and installing an offset to a depth of 20 feet below grade to allow for future sewer, water and other utilities into the Port of Tampa at the Grant Street road crossing.
This project required significant permitting and coordination efforts with the railroad authorities and utility companies and was successfully completed on schedule, within approved budgets and completed without safety incident.