Epstein provided full-service architectural and engineering services, as well as general contracting, for Lufkin Industries new 381,800 square foot Oil Field Division Production Facility.
This facility is located on an approximately 33.32 hectare site within the Ploiesti West Park in Romania. The project consists of a 328,000 square foot Manufacturing and Fabrication Hall, a 38,229 square foot Post Production Parts Building for servicing existing equipment, a 12,572 square foot Office Building, a 2,885 square foot Pump House and Fire Tank for the fire protection system, a 194 square foot Paint Storage Building and two 275 square foot Guardhouses.
The Ploiesti Park is a mixed use development that is a defined PUZ (PUD) consisting of zones for office, research, logistic (distribution centers), and light industrial facilities. The Park and Lufkin site are located north-west of the city of Ploiesti in the city jurisdiction of Aricestii Rahtivani in Prahova County. The specific location of the Lufkin site is at the southern end of the Park along the east side of the main road through the Park connecting DN72 to DJ 101i. A high voltage power transmission line runs along the northern boundary of the Lufkin site. The village of Buda lies at the north edge of the Park along DJ 101i.
This new Lufkin facility was developed with the purpose to support sales of oil pumping units to current and future customers in the Middle East, Black Sea, Central Europe and eventually Russia. With a location in Romania Lufkinis now better able to deliver their oil field pump equipment to customers with a faster response and with lower delivered costs than they are currently able due to the cost of shipment from the US and their US-based production. In addition to the manufacturing of their oil field pumps at this facility it will also provide support and services to client's oil pumping equipment, both Lufkin-made or other OEM-made.