Iron Oxide Pigments Plant
Delivery Method: Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC)
Location: Augusta, GA
Services Provided: Engineering, Procurement, Construction services
For the first time in 35 years, an iron-oxide pigment plant opened in the United States, bringing with it a 100 new jobs and an economic boost for Augusta, GA residents. The plant providse 30,000 metric tons of high-quality pigment each year for the paint, construction, plastics, and specialties industry, to make paints brighter and more opaque.
ONeal provided engineering-procurement-construction services for a grassroots synthetic iron oxide pigments manufacturing plant in Augusta, GA.
I believe what truly set ONeal apart was our willingness to provide a guaranteed cost and schedule that suited their budget and timeline, says Jeff Hall, ONeals Vice President and Process Chemical SBU Leader. We were also able to bring trusted experience and resources to the table.
The process technology for this facility is similar to Huntmans manufacturing plant in Italy.
The project facilities include: 80-acre site
- Main building including a warehouse of approximately 56,000 square feet and office/locker areas of 9,600 square feet
- 32,000-square-foot filtration building
- 6,400-square-foot pack-out building
- Two office/lab/controls rooms of approximately 9,000 square feet in total
- Three MCC/electrical buildings of 1,600 square feet each
- 8,000-square-foot maintenance building
The iron-oxide pigment plant was completed in September 2015. From groundbreaking to mechanical completion, construction took 24 months.
I have been very pleased with ONeals team and the work they have performed on our project, says Jan Buberl, Vice President of Color Pigment, Huntsman Pigments and Additives. Their team delivered the project as agreed and met the guaranteed date for mechanical completion.