18th May 2012

Williams Scotsman Provides Sustainable Modular Buildings

  • Williams Scotsman Provides Sustainable Modular Buildings For First Carbon-Neutral Natural Gas Pipeline Project

BALTIMORE, May 8, 2012

Williams Scotsman, a leading provider of modular space and storage solutions in North America, recently supplied four sustainable permanent modular buildings to El Paso Corporation for use along the Ruby Pipeline.  The four buildings were awarded LEED® Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

The pipeline extends 683 miles and provides West Coast markets with access to Rocky Mountain clean natural gas. It begins in Opal, Wyoming and terminates in Malin, Oregon. The permanent modular buildings are located in Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada.

Collaborating with URS, a leading provider of engineering, construction, and technical services with a focus on sustainable design for public agencies and private sector companies around the world, Williams Scotsman worked to incorporate sustainable design and building practices into every facet of the project. The buildings also achieved the notable Green Globe designation (two-Globes Certified), which is a widely recognized environmental assessment and rating tool for environmentally progressive designs.

“We commend El Paso for its ability to develop and operate a carbon-neutral pipeline. As the demand for clean natural gas increases, we suspect there will be more of these pipelines built throughout the US,” said Joseph Vecchiolla, senior vice president of US Field Operations for Williams Scotsman.  “Our company can deliver products and services to remote locations.  We can provide workforce housing, temporary modular construction offices, and/or permanent modular buildings in remote areas where skilled labor and building supplies are not always readily available.”

From its inception, the Ruby Pipeline project has served as an industry-wide model for planning a pipeline in a transparent, environmentally sensitive and culturally conscientious manner.

“This was truly a collaborative effort that contributed to El Paso’s ability to deliver the first carbon-neutral natural gas pipeline,” said Steve English, project manager for URS.  “With the help of modular construction, we were able to expedite the timeline for building the permanent structures associated with the project.”

Williams Scotsman also provided temporary modular units for the project.