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Verenium Biofuels Cellulosic Demonstration Plant

Client: Verenium Corporation 
Location: Jennings, LA
Description: Cajun provided general construction services for this 1.4 million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant. The proprietary process used in this plant was the first of its size to utilize sugar cane bagasse as a feed stock for processing ethanol. Cajun’s scope of work included site, civil and mechanical work. Cajun performed Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) services including x-ray, hydro-testing, pneumatic testing and post-weld heat treating.    

As the prime contractor, Cajun self-performed approximately 75% of the work including installation of 52,000 LF of process piping, installation of 86 pumps and blowers, placement of 3,000 CY of structural concrete and installation of 500 tons of structural steel and miscellaneous structural supports. 
 

Significant changes and quantity increases were made shortly after contract award. Cajun was able to devise a new plan of work and adapt to a new schedule while maintaining our zero accident policy. Peak manpower was 260.

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