Construction & Design

Lake Charles banks on upcoming LNG projects in the wake of Sasol’s GTL pullout

Sasol’s decision to abandon plans for a $15 billion gas-to-liquids plant in Lake Charles late last year was essentially a nonevent, as economists and...

Connie Fabre: The lifeblood of a community is capital investment

In recent years, the Baton Rouge region has had the good fortune to be the recipient of many new and expanded industrial plants. The decision...

Industry leaders have ‘boring’ wish list to create the perfect petrochemical world

What does industry see as the perfect formula for growth? Ask leaders what they envision in that scenario and one thing is clear—they want stability, whether it...

Weeks Marine finds growth and diversification in the expanding coastal restoration and LNG markets

A proliferation of coastal restoration projects and LNG facilities has reinvigorated Weeks Marine Inc.’s decades-long presence along the Gulf Coast. Its strategically placed equipment...

The big picture: The giant of the Gulf

HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD In October, Ingleside, Texas, welcomed the hull of Shell’s Appomattox production platform, floating aboard a massive heavy-transport vessel, after its journey...

Cost efficiency and speed needs push engineers and contractors into futuristic territory

Such futuristic buzzwords as augmented reality, immersive mixed reality, building information modeling and digital laser scanning have taken the place of more traditional design...

Based in rural St. Helena Parish, Southland Steel Fabricators has put itself on the...

Just off the Zachary Taylor Parkway in Greensburg, sitting on 60 acres amidst the gentle hills, pasture land and piney forests of rural St....

As cost overruns plague Gulf Coast projects, owners look for answers

Anyone in industry will tell you cost overruns are the norm rather than the exception in the dynamic world of refinery and chemical plant...

Seventy-year-old Danos is an institution in the oilfield services industry

It’s about 1960 or so, and Hank Danos—not even 13 years old—is piloting an oil rig crew boat for his father’s service company down...

Insiders identify critical issues for Louisiana industry

To identify and discuss issues they feel will be most impactful, a four-member panel convened last fall at L’Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge during...

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