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Freeport McMoran Main Pass Mine Living Quarters, Shops/Warehouse

The Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. Main Pass Mine is one of the largest mines constructed in the Gulf of Mexico, with a one mile long production platform. Broadmoor designed and built two self-contained, transportable structures for incorporation on the mine. The Administrative Office/Staff Living Quarters, weighing 2,500 tons and measuring 40,000 square feet. The living quarters and administrative areas, including a conference room, were outfitted with finely finished modular furniture. The use of ceramics, wood carpentry, chrome, carpeting, paneling and many personal amenities created a level of comfort which disguises the industrial nature of the facility.

The Maintenance Shop Tools and Parts Warehouse, weighing 1,200 tons and measuring 12,000 square feet, provides support and maintenance facilities for the operation of the mine and living quarters.

The structures were built on the banks of Bayou Black in the Morgan City, LA area. A rigid structural frame design enabled the buildings to be lifted by a 7,000 ton capacity derrick barge and set onto a seagoing barge for transport to the mine. They were then barged to the mine 17 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Broadmoor also provided the package to build out the interiors of the three story power module, weighing 5,500 tons. This is the heaviest module ever lifted onto a platform in the Gulf.

Owner: The Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.

Architect: Broadmoor, LLC

Contract Value: $13,089,910

Size: 40,000 square feet (Living Quarters), 12,000 square feet (Shops/Warehouse)

Services: Design-Build Contractor