Buildings

Design, Fabrication, and Erection of Custom Steel Structures

Industrias Metalurgicas Van Dam started in this area in the early 50’s fabricating part of the fascia (windows) of the “Centro Simon Bolivar” Towers in Caracas, Venezuela the highest building at that time, later in the late 70’s our company manufactured all the steel structure of the Central Park Tween Towers, 54 storeys high buildings and until today they are the highest Buildings in Venezuela.

Our scope includes the Design Fabrication and erection of:

  • Mid/High Rise Commericial and Residential Buildings
  • Shopping Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Sport Complex
  • Pre Engineered Buildings
  • Industrial and Process Plants as well as steel reinforcement of building

We can design the Pre-Engineered Building just by knowing client dimensional needs; the building can include:

  • Overhead Cranes
  • Ridge Ventilators
  • Roofing & Siding
  • Water Canals & Downspouts
  • Roll-up doors
  • Fascia etc.



Our Port Arthur facility has 1,000 feet of deepwater quayside space and provides repair teams for rig maintenance and upgrades to customers in many regions outside the U.S. Gulf.


Equipment and Capacities


Full Fabrication shop

  • ISO Certified shops
  • ASME "R" stamp for pressure vessel repair/renewal
  • ABS certified welders
  • CNC Plate cutting (2 ea.) 12'x40' up to 6"
  • 400 Ton press break
  • Plate roll up to 5/8" tk.
  • Programmable sawing up to 24"
  • Pipe bending up to 5"
  • Multi bank welding machines, 600 Amp.
  • Multiple overhead shop cranes (8 total) from 10 to 5 tons
  • Submerged arc welding up to 10,000 Psi.
  • Open ended Fab shops for larger projects.

Full Machine shop

  • Multiple overhead shop cranes (5 total) 10 tons ea.
  • Lathes 32" X 40' thru 15" X 4'Beds
  • Mills
  • VTL 60"
  • Horizontal mills
  • Inside and outside Machinists

ABS certified for:

  • Tail shaft repairs
  • cladding
  • below min. fractures.
  • Heat treating
  • In situ machining
  • Onsite Blasting and coating
  • Multiple Vessel Repair berths at three facilities For vessels up to 800'
  • Multiple Yard cranes 275 Ton to 175 ton Capacity

Dry Docking

  • #1 Dock 4,000 ton lift, 200' long, 84' inside wing walls, Vessel drafts up to 17'.
  • #5 Dock 1,400 ton lift, 250' long, 46' inside wing the walls, Vessel drafts up to 18'.
  • #4 Dock 9,500 Metric Ton lift, 384' long, 90' inside the wing walls, Vessel drafts up to 18'.

Our Galveston facility offers a multitude of diverse services to its customers, such as dry dock and rig repair services as well as support for conversion, surveying, repair, retrofitting, maintenance and general services to a wide variety of vessels, including jack-ups, semi-submersibles, barges, and MSVs. Capabilities of our Galveston facility include modifications, reclassification, topside repairs, installation, staging, sea fastening and modular fabrication.

Fabrication Equipment and Capabilities

  • CNC Plate cutting - (2 ea) 12' X 40' 6" thickness
  • 1000 TON CNC plate press Break
  • CNC Plate roll up to 2-3/8" thick
  • Plate shear up to 3/4" thick
  • Programmable sawing up to 24"
  • CNC Pipe and Structural bending and forming
  • Multi bank welding machines up to 400 Amps
  • Multiple overhead cranes (30t comb. & 75t in high bay)
  • Submerged arc welding
  • Semi-Automated welding
  • Hydrostatic testing up to 10,000 PSI
  • Onsite blasting and coatings

Yard Facilities and Equipment

  • 90 Ton Gantry Crane
  • 60 Ton Gantry Crane
  • 250 Ton Crawler Crane
  • 100 Ton Crawler Crane
  • 50 & 65 Ton Rough Terrain "Cherry Picker" Cranes
  • 4000+ feet of Berthage
  • 50 foot deep Dry Dock hole

Drydock 1

  • 15,000 Long Ton Lifting Capabilities
  • Length: 350 ft.
  • Breadth: 229 ft.
  • Wingwall Height: 30 ft
  • Distance between Wings: 197 ft.
  • Maximum Vessel Draft 19 ft.

OVERVIEW

  • 219 acre facility located less than 3 NM from the Gulf of Mexico
  • 100 acres of stabilized land of cargo operations and storage.
  • 3,700 linear feet of bulkhead frontage
  • 20,000 square feet of covered storage
  • Water depths from 20-36 feet MLLW along bulkhead
  • Located on alternate route of the Intracoastal Waterway and Corpus Christi Ship Channel

SERVICES AVAILABLE

  • Vessel Repairs
  • Rig Layup/Storage
  • Barge Fleeting
  • Tank Cleaning
  • Bulk Materials Handling
  • Supply & Logistics Services
  • Fuel/Water Delivery
  • Crew Transportation/Delivery
  • Short/Long Term Berthing

CORPORATE INFO

HOUSTON

  • Sale Office
  • 14825 St. Mary's Ln. Suite 200
  • Houston, TX 77079
  • 281 - 752 - 4835

GALVESTON

  • Gulf Copper Dry Dock & Repair
  • 2920 Todd Road
  • Galveston, TX 77554
  • 409 - 941 - 6200
  • sales@gulfcopper.com

PORT ARTHUR

  • Corporate Office
  • 5700 Procter Street Ext.
  • Port Arthur, TX 77642
  • 409 - 989 - 0300
  • sales@gulfcopper.com

CORPUS CHRISTI

  • Gulf Copper Ship Repair
  • 4721 E. Navigation Blvd
  • Corpus Christi, TX 78402
  • Carl Trent, GM
  • 361 - 883 - 1040 (office)
  • 361 - 438 - 0695 (cell)
  • sales@gulfcopper.com

PORT ARANSAS

  • Gulf Copper Harbor Island
  • 118 Highway 361 E
  • Port Aransas, TX 78373
  • Burt Moorhouse, GM
  • 361 - 883 - 1040 (office)
  • 361 - 877 - 0412 (cell)
  • sales@gulfcopper.com

1.1 AREAS AND CAPACITY FOR FABRICATION:

  • AREAS
    Administrative Caracas 110 m²
    & Engineering La Victoria 350 m²
    Shop La Victoria 27,000 m²
    Warehouse La Victoria 7,000 m²
    Laboratory La Victoria 200 m²
    Uncovered Area La Victoria 40,000 m²
  • CAPACITY

    Depends on our product mix, with one million man-hours year maximum per shift, have a nominal capacity of 15,000 metric tones per year per shift.

    Actually we are working with 70,000 man-hours per month and we can increase capacity according to the needs.

    We have a 200 Workers that are our core of the business, we are able to increase our workforce as we keep records of around 400 workers that keep doing testing even they are not working with us, by this mean if we need to increase workforce we can call them and they can start almost immediately as they are already qualified.

  • 1.2 PRODUCTION CAPACITY (Steel Structures) (TON/MONTH)


    DESCRIPTION

    1 SHIFT

    2nd SHIFT

    3rd SHIFT

    LIGHT WEIGHT STRUCTURE

    100

    50

    10

    MEDIUM WEIGHT STRUCTURE

    400

    100

    40

    HEAVY WEIGHT STRUCTURE

    600

    200

    50

    TOTAL TONNAGE/MONTH

    1100

    350

    100

    HOT DEEP GALVANIZING CAPACITY
    (Nearby Facility)

    1100

    350

    100

    FIREPROOFING CAPACITY

    1100

    350

    100

    PAINT CAPACITY

    1300

    350

    100

FABRICATION EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE:

Main available Machines and Equipment :
QUALITY CONTROL AND EQUIPMENT

* ASME Certified Shop with U Div 1, U Div 2, S, R and NB
* Design and Manufacture according to ASME, API 650, AWS, AASHTO, ASTM, AISC , COVENIN, Standards as well as Client’s Specifications.
*Welding Procedures for SAW, GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, FCAW (Outer and Inner Shield) for Carbon Steel, Stainless Steels and especial metals such as Monel, Inconel, Duplex, Super duplex etc.
We have our own NDT equipment and Inspectors (Level III, II, I) to Perform:
X Ray Test ( own and third party)
Ultrasonic Test (UT)
Magnetic Test , Humid and Dry (MT)
Liquid Penetrant
Positive Material Identification

CUTTING EQUIPMENT, PUNCHING, SAWING EQUIPMENT

* Plasma Cutting CNC with Water Table (Lincoln-Torchmate- USA)
* Oxy Fuel-cutting tables with Two Simultaneous Gantries for Plate Cutting & Beveling with Tandem Torch Tips (Messer- Germany)
* Oxy Fuel-Cutting Optical Pantographs (Tanaka- Japan)
* Iron Workers (USA)
* Circular Saw (USA)
* Shears of several sizes and capacities for Carbon and Stainless Steel as well as for Aluminum (USA – Germany).
* Automatic CNC- Saw for Profiles (Kaltenbach- Germany)
* Slitter (DELTA)
* Bug-O Type Oxy Cutting equipment
* Portable Plasma Cutting Machines.

DRILLING EQUIPMENT

* CNC Radial Drill (Kolb- Germany)
* Several Radial Drills some are Semiportable (USA – Germany – Spain).
* CNC Drill for plates ( Compustep - Canada )
* CNC 3 Axes Drill with conveyors (WAGNER – Germany)

MACHINING EQUIPMENT
* Stainless Steel and Hard Materials Beveling and Milling (SOUTHWORT-USA)
* Threader
* Vertical Lathes up to 96” (Cincinati – USA)
* Boring Mils
* Horizontal Lathes
Rolling Equipment
* Roller up to 42 mm (BERTSCH – Germany)
* Roller up to 2” (Casanova – Italy)
* ROLL-FORMER (roofing & Siding) (HORSBURCH

Press Brakes
* Press Brake up to 2.500 Tons.(max cap) (Pacific – USA)
* Press Brake up to 500 Tons.(max cap) (Bliss -USA)
* Press Brake up to 100 ton cap (Artman)
* Small Prass Brakes of several capacities.

WELDING EQUIPMENT,
* Submerged Arc Welding automatic machine with 4 simultaneous welding tips or Profile Fabrication in Vertical Position (Conrac – Lincoln – USA)
* Submerged Arc Welding Tandem for Profiles in Horizontal Position ( Ogden)
* Several Submerged Arc Welding portable machines ( Lincoln)
* SMAW Welding machines.
* Positioners, Turning Rolls, Manipulators of different capacities (Aronson, Pandjiris etc – USA)
* Welding Stations, Side Beams & Carriages using SAW for Pressure vessels longitudinal & Circunferential seams.
* GMAW, GTAW, FCAW (Outer and Inner Shield) welding Machines.
* Arc Gauging Torches.

SURFACE PREPARATION AND PAINTING
* Automated Shot Blasting , Painting and Drier System with conveyors (Metzger – Gutman , Germany)
* Portable Shot Blasting Machines (Vacu-Blast, USA)
* Painting Room for ASME Equipment with Shot/Sand Blasting – USA)
* Sand Blasting equipment and Yard.
LIFTING AND TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT
* 30 Overhead Cranes of different capacities distributed over the Shop Aisles.
* Truck 45 Mton Cap (Mack – USA)
* Low Boy 70 Mton Cap
* ForkLifts 5, 15 MTon Ca. (Clark)
* Crane 45 Mton (Bucyrus)
* Crane 35 MTons

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