Iron Oxide Pigments Production Plant
Scope: Engineering, Procurement + Construction
Project Value: $170M
Huntsman’s synthetic iron-oxide pigments plant in Augusta, GA represented the first large scale investment in US pigment production in 2015. O’Neal provided engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the 80-acre site and production facility.
The plant produces 30,000 tons per year of red, yellow and black iron oxide based pigments. The process technology for this facility is similar to Huntsman’s manufacturing plant in Italy. Over 350 construction personnel worked 950,720 man hours with no lost time injuries. The project consisted of 1,927 tons of steel, 22,300 cubic yards of concrete, 21,000 feet control cable, 500,000 square feet electrical cable, 67,000 feet of pipe, and 20 miles of conduit.