contact us  |  home  |  login  |  
about usindustriesservicescareersnews & events
Metals


TPCO, Pipe-Finishing Mill TPCO, Pipe-Finishing Mill

TPCO, Pipe-Finishing Mill


TPCO is constructing a new pipe manufacturing plant in Gregory, Texas, located in San Patricio County near Corpus Christy, Texas. The new pipe mill will have a production capacity of 500,000 metric tons. The new pipe mill and finishing mill will be housed in a 1.1 million SF building located on 230 acres. Middough’s current scope includes preconstruction engineering, preliminary project scheduling and the development of a FEL3 cost estimate.
Alcoa Inc., 50,000 Ton Press Rebuild, Cleveland, OH Alcoa Inc., 50,000 Ton Press Rebuild, Cleveland, OH Alcoa Inc., 50,000 Ton Press Rebuild, Cleveland, OH Alcoa Inc., 50,000 Ton Press Rebuild, Cleveland, OH

Alcoa Inc., 50,000 Ton Press Rebuild, Cleveland, OH


AWARD WINNING PROJECT: Alcoa tackled the three year task of rebuilding their 50,000Ton Forge Press in Cleveland, Ohio. Middough was involved at various levels of design, engineering, and project management throughout the complete teardown and ground up rebuild processes. Middough personnel were directly involved with the day-to-day high level operations throughout the duration of the project, including the coordination of vendors, consultants, and contractors, development of scopes of work, work site safety coordination and oversight, and assisting the Alcoa senior staff engineer and project leader.  This project represents multiple disciplines that Middough offers through its Industrial Business Team.
V & M STAR, Pipe Mill Project, Youngstown, OH V & M STAR, Pipe Mill Project, Youngstown, OH V & M STAR, Pipe Mill Project, Youngstown, OH V & M STAR, Pipe Mill Project, Youngstown, OH

V & M STAR, Pipe Mill Project, Youngstown, OH


V & M STAR is North America's leading producer of seamless tubular products mainly dedicated to oil and gas applications.

Currently constructing a new manufacturing plant adjacent to their current operation, the new facility will be housed in a one million square foot building located on approximately 170 acres. The addition will substantially increase the current plant output and expand product lines to encompass a new product market segment.

Middough has been involved with the project since the original conceptual developmental layouts, probable project costs and schedule. The current scope includes the detailed installation engineering of the entire new facility.
Confidential Client, Aluminum Recycling Facility

Confidential Client, Aluminum Recycling Facility


The recycling center is a stand-alone complex east of the existing machining center, that not only processes the chips from the facility, but also accepts reject forged wheel parts and punch-out material from the Wheel Products production locations.

The recycling center consists of a melt furnace with fume capture system, twin four-strand billet casters, a water-cooled run-out table and saw, a homogenizing furnace and a banding system for shipment of finished spec product back to the production locations.

The project management team evaluated the project delivery options while working with the OEM’s representatives for the process equipment. To achieve cost, quality and schedule, Middough teamed with Rudolph-Libbe to deliver a comprehensive Design/Build delivery methodology.
ArcelorMittal USA Inc., No. 4 BOF Gas Cleaning System, Indiana Harbor, IN ArcelorMittal USA Inc., No. 4 BOF Gas Cleaning System, Indiana Harbor, IN

ArcelorMittal USA Inc., No. 4 BOF Gas Cleaning System, Indiana Harbor, IN


Middough managed the conversion and replacement of the gas scrubber system for the No. 4 Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) shop with the goal of improving efficiency and environmental compliance. Middough provided engineering required from conceptual process modeling of the gas and water side of the scrubber system through installation design.

There were several challenges that Middough had to overcome on the project. In order to avoid regulatory fines, the project was fast tracked in order to be operational within 15 months of project initiation. Additionally, the plant had to stay operational during construction and had to be installed in parallel with the existing system on an extremely tight site.

This $44 million TIC project was a success, with the system conversion occurring on schedule per the environmental regulation constraints. Additionally, the compliance testing yielded excellent results which exceeded client expectations and today stands as the model system for the corporation.
Inspection Services Inspection Services Inspection Services Inspection Services

Inspection Services


For decades, Middough has provided inspection, design, detailing and construction monitoring services of heavy industrial structures, equipment, and commercial buildings at power plants, manufacturers, refineries, metals processing facilities, and mines.

Our team utilizes non-destructive testing methods including visual inspection and ultrasonic thickness testing. Typical inspections include: coke oven batteries, crane runways, vehicular bridges, conveyors, galleries, blast furnaces, rotary car dumpers, storage bins and tanks, roofs, and various other equipment and structures. Numerous clients commission Middough to perform yearly inspections of their facilities and key equipment.
North American Forgemasters, Forging Press Analysis and Foundation Design, New Castle, PA North American Forgemasters, Forging Press Analysis and Foundation Design, New Castle, PA

North American Forgemasters, Forging Press Analysis and Foundation Design, New Castle, PA


The foundation supporting a 4,500 ton forging press was exhibiting considerable distress due to the dynamic response of operating at higher than anticipated loads. Middough conducted a new and more thorough review of the static and dynamic loads on the press foundation identifying three issues regarding the interaction of the press with the foundation. Based on the results of the investigation, recommendations for dynamic loads were developed and a methodology for suitable dynamic analysis illustrated.
Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering


Computer simulation and study of a steel processing facility. Several additions and modifications to existing production capability were evaluated with the use of discrete event simulation software. The additions and modifications were to be completed in multiple phases and were affected by auxiliary operations and material handling equipment. Middough provided an interactive project evaluation method that allowed the client to experiment with varying capacities, production parameters and material handling sequences. The result was increased confidence that the proposed production systems would achieve expected results prior to actual capital expenditure.