Project Highlights

Dynamic has been a fabrication, construction and field services market leader for over 25 years. We have executed projects of all sizes, for clients in the upstream and downstream oil and gas markets, as well as the mining, power and industrial markets.

In conjunction our sister companies, we direct perform almost every aspect of an outfitted structure, including pipe spools, scaffolding, blasting and painting, instrument and electrical, and fire and safety.

Our projects range from module assembly and fabrication for the onshore upstream and downstream markets, to fabrication of offshore jackets and topsides, to brownfield construction and maintenance both in the Gulf of Mexico and internationally.

Dynamic is a full service offshore contractor capable of performing large-scale greenfield EPCI or brownfield hook-up and commissioning projects in-house. Due to strategic acquisitions and partnerships we are able to reduce project cost and schedule risk by providing an integrated solution (e.g. US and International fabrication facilities, material and equipment supply, manpower, etc.)  In the event that a project requires a service not performed internally, Dynamic forges strategic alliances with approved and fully vetted major subcontractors, such as engineering firms or marine equipment and installation providers.

For international projects, Dynamic establishes a local company, develops a local presence and operates at a local level for the duration of the project.

Downstream – Vale Long Harbour- Nickel Processing Plant

This project allowed Dynamic to display our capabilities on projects inclusive of many different disciplines of work. Dynamic subcontracted to Fluor Canada to fabricate Equipment, Pipe Rack and Building modules in support of Vale’s Nickel Processing Plant being constructed in Long Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador. The 11 month project, performed at our West Yard in New Iberia, Louisiana included 13 Equipment Modules, 2 Pipe Rack Modules and 6 Building Modules. All structural welding required Canadian Welding Board Certification and all pipe welding required a Canadian Contractors License. The project was completed in July of 2012 and involved over 900,000 man hours of work and manpower peaked at approximately 600 craft workers.

Project consisted of:

  • Structural Steel Erection
  • Piping Fabrication (28,000 ft.)
  • Piping Installation (Steel and Fiberglass: 62,000 ft.)
  • Equipment Assembly
  • Equipment Installation
  • Hydrotesting
  • Piping Insulation
  • Electrical (Cable trays , wiring and lighting)
  • Concrete Equipment Foundations
  • Material Procurement
  • Material Control
  • Quality Control
  • Building Wall Panels and Roofing Installation
  • Floor Decking Installation
  • Millwright Work
  • HVAC Installation


Cameron Highway Offshore Pipeline System

The Cameron Highway Offshore Pipeline System (CHOPS), co-owned by Enterprise Product Partners L.P (Enterprise), is a deep water crude oil transport system with a capacity of 600,000 barrels per day (BPD). It stands as the longest offshore oil pipeline in the US, measuring in excess of 390 miles. It is the first to bring multiple production streams from the Louisiana Gulf to the main hubs of Texas City and Port Arthur.

Dynamic was contracted by Enterprise to fabricate and hook-up the Ship Shoal 332 B platform and the High Island A5C platform for the CHOPS project. Three topside components of 3,500 tons, 2,500 tons and 1,500 tons were fabricated and loaded out. To meet the aggressive schedule, Dynamic worked almost 600,000 man hours, a 24/7 effort without incident, accident free and on schedule.

A key element in Dynamic’s success was the use of our heavy-lift tower system which allowed for fabrication and outfitting of large sections at ground level. The use of our shops in our New Iberia and Lake Charles Louisiana fabrication facilities for major structural and piping pre-fabrication allowed for under roof fabrication to minimize weather delays.

Upstream – Module Fabrication for Odoptu First Stage Production (FSP) Project for ExxonMobil’s Sakhalin Island Facility

Dynamic entered into contract with Fluor Transworld Services to perform module fabrication and load out in support of Fluor’s Odoptu First Stage Production (FSP) Grass Roots Oil & Gas Onshore Processing Facility Project for ExxonMobil’s Sakhalin Island Facility. Odoptu is an oil and gas field, located on the northeastern Sakhalin continental shelf in the Sea of Okhotsk approximately 6 miles offshore and approximately 43 miles north of the Chayvo Field.

The project provides for Odoptu oilfield hydrocarbon production, hydrocarbon processing, and transportation of oil and gas mixture to Chayvo OPF for further processing. Project implementation allows (annual average) output of 35 kBD gallons of sales quality crude and 80 million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas.

Dynamic fabricated eight process modules and three pipe rack modules at our Lake Charles, Louisiana fabrication facility, with a combined total weight of 1,724 metric tons. Our scope included welded assembly of structural steel, pipe fabrication and installation, equipment installation, E&I, insulation and testing.

All modules were assembled on specially designed, pre-fabricated concrete pads. Modules were built as low to the ground as possible to minimize working at heights and to maximize productivity. Modules were shipped more than 5,100 nautical miles to ExxonMobil’s Sakhalin Island Facility for installation. During construction, peak manpower required 400 employees with zero lost time accidents.

Downstream – BP Whiting WRMP (Whitning Refinery Modernization Project)

The BP Whiting WRMP is a downstream Refinery Heavy Oil Upgrade project, requiring the fabrication, load-out and tie-down of 354 process modules and pipe racks. The modules were fabricated at Dynamic’s 95-acre New Iberia, Louisiana fabrication facility. Owner-furnished materials and equipment included over 2,000 truckloads of supplies in excess of 1 million individual components.

Fluor and Jacobs were the agents representing BP for the project, with Fluor responsible for 279 modules and Jacobs responsible for 73 modules. All materials, with the exception of insulation, paint, miscellaneous and shorts, were supplied by the client. All structural steel for the modules was fastened with bolts. The structural steel was pre-fabricated with holes drilled, gussets and base plates installed and galvanized. The piping was supplied, prefabricated and painted in maximum lengths of 40 feet with wear pads and pipe shoes installed.

The 352 modules weighed a total of 28,000 tons, consisting of:

  • 13,000 tons of structural steel
  • 78 miles of pipe
  • 34 miles of heat trace
  • 55 miles of insulation
  • 15 miles of cable tray
  • 35 miles of wiring

Dynamic applied 19,000 gallons of paint to the modules and 6,300 hydro-tests were conducted on the piping.

When completed, the modules were loaded out on barges and shipping to the refinery location via the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the Mississippi River.

Downstream – TOTAL Petrochemicals – Deep Conversion Project

Subcontracted by Fluor Enterprises, Dynamic self-performed fabrication of pipe rack modules in support of TOTAL’s Port Arthur refinery expansion. At our Lake Charles, Louisiana fabrication facility, Dynamic constructed and installed 123 modules including the following units: a 50,000 barrel-per-day Deep Conversion unit (50-feet wide by 50-feet high by 80-feet long); 4 massive coke drums (12 stories tall, 32-feet wide and 10 to 390 tons each); a vacuum distillation unit that prepares coker feed; a desulphurization unit; a distillate hydrotreater; a hydrogen purification (PSA); and other associated units. In addition to the units, the power supply for the refinery was modernized by connecting the new entity to the 230 Kv network.

Dynamic was also responsible for material receipt, material preparation, structural steel assembly, piping fabrication, painting, hydrostatic testing, steam tracing, cable tray installation, insulation and preparation for load-out. From our Lake Charles facility, the modules were loaded onto barges and shipped over 100 miles to TOTAL’s Port Arthur Refinery for installation. Field labor peaked at approximately 400 employees with 775,000 man-hours worked.