Modular Space Showcase: Helping BP take command in the Gulf of Mexico

Immediate emergency response to minimize and remedy environmental damage called for temporary, modular spaces.

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March 16, 2015 |
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Modular Space Showcase: Helping BP take command in the Gulf of Mexico

After the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in April 2010, an oil spill spread hundreds of miles across the Gulf of Mexico damaging wetlands and marine habitat. Immediately emergency responders and environmental remediation crews were called upon to assist with mobilization and cleanup efforts. In order for the organizations and recovery crews to monitor and mobilize the oil flow, several satellite offices needed to be established.

British Petroleum (BP) needed temporary command centers at five satellite locations. Each site required approximately 18,000 square feet of modular space to be installed within a two-week time frame. The command facilities had to provide enough space to accommodate at least 300 people per site including BP personnel and tenants from other commercial organizations and government agencies. After meeting with BP officials to present a modular solution and confirm design requirements, Williams Scotsman was awarded the first temporary command center project. Shortly after, we received confirmation to deliver modular office space to the remaining four satellite operational sites. In total, we provided 150 units with extensively modified floor plans to the five coastal operation stations in Huoma, Robert, and Venice Louisiana as well as Gulfport and Mobile, Alabama.

Any one in the construction business will agree that each project presents unique challenges and obstacles to work around. In addition to an extremely urgent timeline, we facilitated extensive on-site building and site modifications to accommodate the various tenants at each site. On top of these challenges, extreme heat and humidity affected the region. To combat the adverse weather conditions and ensure the project timeline needs were met, we utilized numerous service crews for around-the-clock installation. We also supplied project management support services and were on call 24/7.

The temporary command centers were delivered, installed and fully operational within the two-week timeframe. Each command center incorporated various modular structures including complexes, classrooms, restrooms, break rooms, conference rooms, mobile and ground offices.

This project exemplifies the importance of teamwork, customer service and flexibility during difficult times. What’s one project you’ve worked on that showed the importance of teamwork and flexibility?

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Williams Scotsman, an Algeco Scotsman company, offers space solutions for the energy, construction, industrial, education, commercial/retail, healthcare, and government markets, with operations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Williams Scotsman serves customers’ modular space and storage needs through a network of nearly 100 locations throughout North America. In addition to its core leasing business, the company manages and develops permanent modular structures. To learn more about us, head to www.willscot.com

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