In the 1970s, S&B designed and constructed salt cavern storage, topsides and brine ponds in Louisiana and Texas for the original US Department of Energy (DOE) Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) program. We still provide services to support and maintain these facilities.
We were awarded an additional A-E contract for design and inspection services for constructing modifications and additions to SPR facilities and connecting pipelines, including limited expansion planning activities. This work consists of feasibility studies, engineering change proposals, conceptual designs, definitive engineering scopes, environmental documents, and Title 1, 2 and 3 Approved for Construction services.
S&B collected data on past “greening” efforts by the DOE, examining their procurement policy and conducting a physical survey to prepare a master plan for 196 buildings at five sites. The work entailed modeling buildings using DOE software to evaluate combinations of energy conservation measures to determine the cumulative savings and subsequent costs.
Thirty-two federal government guiding principles were evaluated, along with all relevant executive orders, departmental orders, manuals and directives. The final report produced a schedule to achieve 2015, 2020, and 2030 goals.