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October 2014

Wood Pellet Storage and Ship Loading Facility
- Project Spotlight -


HGA provided the client, a top-ranked contractor, with civil and mechanical engineering design services for a wood pellet storage and ship loading facility in South Louisiana. HGA provided foundation and building drawings - along with providing drawings for Army Corps of Engineers.


Civil engineering services covered site permitting and detail design of equipment and building foundations. This included the design of building facilities: water, sewer, etc. Mechanical services included the overall site layout and general arrangements. Vendor drawing reviews, sump pump system design, P&ID’s and PDF’s were also provided to the client.


The two-phase port facility project took 6,500 man-hours for completion and was divided into five major areas: road truck unloading, rail car unloading, storage facility, reclaim conveying, and ship loading. During Phase I, HGA reviewed documents prepared by the Owner’s Engineer, along with providing value engineering analysis, preliminary design engineering, and cost estimating services. HGA provided detailed design services during Phase II.


About HGA


Established in 1997, HGA supplies a full-range of engineering, program management, and staffing services for public and private sector clients.


HGA has thirteen locations throughout Louisiana, Texas, New York, and Alabama and a staff of over 400 employees. Having completed over 2,900 projects in over 30 states, Canada, and Mexico. HGA is recognized as a leader in the project management and engineering community and is currently ranked on the Engineering News Records list of Top 500 Design Firms, the ZweigWhite Hot Firm list, and on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.


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