Humble Renewable Energy (HRE) Plant
The state-of-the-art plant provides pipeline quality renewable natural gas to the transportation market.
The $7 million MEP project began in June 2017 and finished March 2018.
In order to provide our customer optimal solutions, we collaborated with Whiting-Turner. This partnership allowed us to offer a turnkey project that included construction management, civil, structural, mechanical, HVAC, and electrical crafts.
Brandt’s scope of work included furnishing and installing the gas conversion process and cooling water pipes. Additionally, our team installed all electrical elements within the facility, set the heavy equipment, and provided instrumentation and controls for the gas conversion process.
After construction started, Brandt’s man-hours and contract almost doubled due to an additional scope. Even with the new contract, the original deadline remained. Without hesitation, our team accepted the challenge, and meet the very aggressive timeline.
Our electrical team was in the middle of underground service installation when Hurricane Harvey hit and flooded Houston. Brandt coordinated work areas to increase productivity. We shared resources such as rental equipment, laydown areas, and site facilities. This would have been very difficult, if not impossible, if we did not perform as an MEP contractor
Outside of weather challenges, the jobsite itself presented many logistical challenges. The workspace was small, and it created a tight area for our team to complete the work. This was all done while coordinating between the different contractors and working at a fully operational facility.
Despite challenging circumstances, our team maintained a clean safety record throughout the duration of the project and had more than 70,000 man-hours logged.
This project was a true representation of private entities and general public partnerships. The utilization and management of waste services the general public, helps conserve resources, and creates clean energy for generations to come.