Hunter Buildings has helped to construct a 145 000 ft2 facility for petrochemical, energy and technology training at San Jacinto College in Texas, US.
The company will provide the control room for the glycol distillation unit. The exterior glycol distillation unit and control room will be constructed to teach process operations and develop troubleshooting skills for entry, advanced credit students and incumbent workers. The Center will also feature a multifunctional glass pilot lab for training process systems.
Elected officials and key petrochemical leaders gathered on 20 September to learn about the US$60 million facility, which is set to open in 2019. The centre will help the College deliver highly skilled graduates for the petrochemical manufacturing industry while also inviting companies to utilise the facility for their workforce training.
The Texas Gulf Coast region boasts the largest petrochemical manufacturing complex in the US and is home to 90 companies and 130 plants. The region is working to fill the pipeline with an increased number of certified workers due to US$40 billion in announced projects and more than 50% of the current employee base retiring over the next few years, according to the East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA).
The Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology will house the College's associate degree and certificate programs for process technology, instrumentation and analyser technology, non-destructive testing, and electrical technology, complete with program-specific training labs.
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