Gulf Copper, a Texas employee owned Company and Van Dam (VD) a Venezuelan family run Company has formed a Joint Venture.

This venture will allow us to offer downstream new build and plant expansion customers a local alternative for fabrication and staging large components and modules for their Gulf Coast projects.

Gulf Copper and Van Dam bring decades of experience in providing quality built oil and gas processing equipment ranging from Heat exchangers, ASME code pressure vessels, flares, skids, pipe racks, platforms, ladders, vessel internals as well as modular systems made up of several skids equipment and interconnecting piping.

The joint venture combines Gulf Copper deep water facilities located in Galveston, Port Arthur, and Corpus Christi with the Van Dam Venezuelan facility in ------. Collectively these facilities will allow the JV to build larger modules and ship via barge to the final destination, in turn minimizing field erection and enhancing schedule.

The JV mission is to satisfy the client's requirements through personal relationships and to use all of our available human and technical resources to deliver a quality product. We strive to be a leader in quality and efficiency at a fair price.

"Honesty, ethics and loyalty to our company and to our clients"


  • Process Equipment, oil, gas, chemical, Petro Chemical Storage tanks, pressure vessels, heat exchangers
  • Stress Relief Oven 4.5m x 4.5m x 14m (at 1200 °C)
  • CNC line to cut Drills for Tubesheets
  • 2,500 MTons four post press
  • 300 ton press brake
  • High capacity plate bending rolls
  • SAW Welding machines
  • Manipulators and Turning rolls
  • 20 overhead cranes


  • ASME
  • U Stamp
  • R Stamp
  • S Stamp
  • 300 ton press brake
  • High capacity plate bending rolls
  • SAW Welding machines
  • Manipulators and Turning rolls
  • 20 overhead cranes

Equipment and Capacities

  • 23 Acres at the Central Yard
  • Covered Fabrication Shop Area: approximately 41,000 ft2
  • CNC Plate Cutting - 12′ X 40′ X 6″ Thickness (2 ea)
  • 400 ton Plate Press Break
  • Plate Roll Up to 5/8” Thick
  • Plate Shear Up to 1/2” Thick
  • Programmable Sawing Up to 24”
  • Pipe Bending up to 6” Diameter
  • Multi Bank Welding Machines, 400 Amps
  • Multiple Overhead Cranes (Combined 20 Tons)
  • Submerged Arc Welding Capabilities
  • Hydrostatic Testing Up to 10,000 PSI
  • Onsite Blasting and Coating
  • Rail Material Handling in Between Shops
  • Open Ended Shop Access for Large Projects
  • Multiple Yard Cranes (300 Tons combined)
  • Fully Staffed Machine Shop

Facility Certifications

  • ISO 9001-2008 Certification
  • ASME ‘U’ & NBIC ‘R’ Stamps
  • ABS, DNV, ASME, AWS, API welding programsk
  • Computerized WPS, PQR and WPQ databases
  • Staff Metallurgist

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