SOURCE: Kessel Construction, Inc.

May 27, 2011 11:59 ET

Kessel Builds Sound-Proof Modular Gas Compressor Building

WYALUSING, PA--(Marketwire - May 27, 2011) - Kessel Construction, Inc., a leader in design/build industry specializing in oil and gas services for the Marcellus Shale market, custom-fabricated and built a natural gas compressor building for Houston-based Southwestern Energy's Wyalusing location.

With natural gas exploration, production, and transmission on the rise, Kessel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table to support this growing industry. Before selecting Kessel, Southwestern officials completed their due diligence by asking several other gas company executives for their recommendations. When the Kessel name came up time and again, Southwestern awarded Kessel this unique project.

"We asked for recommendations and others were impressed with Kessel's work," said Stew Burrous of Southwestern. "Kessel was excellent to work with and the team was very helpful with the building design. They understood what we needed and were great in making it happen. In fact, we are using them right now for another project!"

Designed and engineered by E&M Engineers, Kessel fabricated the 6,000-square-foot building in-house and then constructed the structure around the compressor on-site. Because the facility runs 24/7, sound control was one of the most important aspects of this project. Kessel's solution consisted of a foundation floor and a layered wall prepared with four inches of fiberglass and four inches of mineral wool capped with 24-gauge perforated panels.

The building utilizes heavy gauge tubular steel for the primary structural system and industry standard, ribbed metal wall panels with 20-year warranted finish and ribbed metal roof panels with 20-year "Galvalume" coating. These materials offer cost-effective construction and low maintenance.

Another key feature of the building is the capability to easily remove the roof panels and structural system to allow full access to the inside of the building and the compressor unit. This is an important feature when replacing or performing maintenance on the units.

Based in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Kessel Construction, Inc. is a respected design/build firm specializing in turnkey construction of commercial and industrial buildings. Kessel's experience and reputation as a design-builder makes them uniquely qualified to handle every phase of the project -- from site preparation through construction completion. Kessel's oil and gas services include compressor stations, custom warehouses, Butler pre-engineered steel buildings, concrete slabs and foundations, metal fabrication, structural steel, crane systems, and building erection.

For more information on Kessel's oil and gas services and to view the company's project portfolio, visit www.kesselco.com or call (814) 362-4696.

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