Formaldehyde Plant← Return to projects list

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  • Year completed: 2000
  • Location: Geismar, Louisiana
  • Service type: General Construction

About the project

In 2000, Pala performed the design and construction on a new $27 million total installed cost formaldehyde plant in Geismar, Louisiana for Borden Chemicals. The project’s scope included all related civil, structural, equipment and piping work at a total price of $8.1 million.

The project began five months later than originally scheduled due to permitting issues and Pala arranged to field erect tanks to regain eight weeks of the lost time. The Company’s employees performed nearly 70% of the work and completed construction two weeks of ahead of schedule with no issues on start-up. Pala was awarded the Associated Builders and Contractors (“ABC”) Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction for its execution of the project.