November 22, 2021
Coming in at no. 46 in our Top 100 Projects countdown is a DesignBuild project for a new manufacturing and regional office facility for Cameron International in Ploiesti, Romania.
For this 134,550-square-foot facility, Epstein provided full architectural design and engineering services, including civil, structural, mechanical and electrical. As the DesignBuilder, Epstein also performed all construction contracting and construction management of the project, including procurement, scheduling, safety and quality management, and the management and coordination of over a dozen separate trade and specialty subcontractors.
Cameron's new facility is used for the production of extremely high pressure natural gas and petroleum well delivery and pipeline systems. The production operations include automated machining of these high precision valve and well head components, heat treatment, precision automated micro-welding, quality checking and assurance areas, final product cleaning and finishing. The office facilities include both administrative and management support for the production facility as well as other regional business activities for Cameron.
The facility for U.S.-based Cameron is situated within the Ploiesti Industrial Park on a 550-hectare parcel. It includes over 1.3 kilometers of roadway construction and more than 215 parking spaces. In addition to the loop roadway, the entire developed area of the site has a private fire main loop that is supplied from an on-site 300,000-gallon fire tank and two fire pumps. The natural gas service to the building features a high volume line to provide service to the building boilers and production heat treatment furnaces. This natural gas service line is equipped with both leak detection and earthquake sensors to provide automatic shut-off of the gas service in an emergency.