The Phillips 66 Freeport LPG Export Terminal, located on the Gulf of Mexico in Freeport, TX is a 100-acre facility used for the export of over 4 million barrels liquefied petroleum gas per year. Because of the compressed nature of the project schedule, the steel pipe rack structures were designed as modular units that could be built offsite, with the largest unit measuring 40 ft tall, 32 ft wide and 110 ft long, while weighing in at 170 tons. These units were transported to the site on barges and erected using multiple cranes.
In addition to the pipe racks, three 200 ft pipe bridges were needed to span the existing levee. These bridges also used a modular system and arrived on-site fully assembled including all required pipe rack. In total, 6150 tons of steel were used and the schedule of the project was significantly reduced as a result of the modular construction techniques that were utilized.