Hydra-Rig Opens Two New Oilfield Equipment Manufacturing Buildings in Fort Worth, Texas


ARLINGTON, TEXAS – August 1, 2013 – Hydra-Rig has been a leading provider of oilfield coiled tubing, nitrogen, snubbing and coiled tubing drilling equipment since 1973. For the past several years Hydra-Rig expanded into several buildings at their Fort Worth location as their company grew, but ultimately it became clear to the company’s leadership that their campus of small, older buildings was limiting their ability to respond to their customers’ needs.

Hydra-Rig selected design / build contractor Bob Moore Construction and Alliance Architects to create a modern, 113,000 SF two-building complex on their current Fort Worth campus that would support the company’s growth for years to come.

The 56,900 SF assembly building is a single-story facility with 10 industrial ceiling cranes installed on its 32-foot ceiling, designed for the assembly of oil rig trailers. The building includes several bays, each large enough to park a full size trailer. The building also includes finished offices and employee break areas.

The 55,900 SF injector building is split into the injector assembly area and a large paint booth / blast booth area. The injector building has two industrial ceiling cranes. This building also includes offices and employee break areas.

The assembly building is an all-new structure, situated in place of an old building which was demolished during this project. For the injector building, one end of an existing structure was demolished and the new building was put in its place, then tied in to the rest of the existing building.

The project presented several challenges, including the demolition of several older buildings. Existing power lines ran beneath the new building site, between two existing buildings. Before old building was demolished, power lines had to be rerouted around the site and transfers had to be relocated without interrupting power in either existing buildings.

“Hydra-Rig continued to build their equipment right next to us as we performed the demolition and construction,” said Kyle Whitesell, Vice President of Bob Moore Construction.

“Our challenge was that we had to work in such a confined space. One side of the new building was built within a car length of a busy roadway, and directly to the edge of the company’s property on two other sides. We also built one wall within 11 feet of an existing building where manufacture of rigs was taking place during construction.”

Working space on the Hydra-Rig campus was so limited that the crews poured tilt-up panels elsewhere and stacked them on the site rather than pouring them directly at the jobsite.

“Safety in these circumstances is always a concern,” said Mr. Whitesell. “Our superintendent Stacy Langston worked closely with our subs to operate safely with the Hydra-Rig employees and equipment in such close proximity. Further, the equipment produced by Hydra-Rig is built to very strict tolerances. Their highly sensitive manufacturing equipment and finished products require a clean environment, so we took extensive measures to control dust during demolition and construction.”