BLOC Design-Build expands services to oil, gas industry

Thursday, February 14, 2013
James Holland, P.E.

BLOC Design-Build, LLC is expanding their services to include electrical contracting and instrumentation services to companies operating in the oil and gas industry. Operations Manager James Holland, P.E. said the company decided to include the oil and gas industry after discovering a need for qualified electrical contractors with oil and gas experience.

"Our electricians and instrumentation/control technicians have great experience in the oil and gas industry," Holland said. "We plan to put that experience to work."

Holland said BLOC's expansion into oil and gas services falls in line with the expanded services offered by its parent company KSA Engineers, Inc. Through the Energy Services division, KSA Engineers offers a variety of services designed to help clients locate, safely plan, and execute their drilling, production, and mining endeavors. The services include surveying and mapping, route planning and design, construction staking, environmental permitting, land and right-of-way services, and many others.

A full list of KSA's energy related services can be found at Services offered by BLOC Design-Build include electrical maintenance; Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (SCADA) ; instrumentation; assembly, programming and installation of control panels; and other general electrical services.

The combined services enable BLOC and KSA Engineers, Inc. to assist companies with everything from planning pipeline routes and staking of construction sites to installing pump control panels and providing electrical power to remote well locations.

"We're following in line with what KSA is already doing," Holland said. "We're going to provide services to their clients as well as establish our own clients and offer KSA's services to them. Our new panel assembly shop also makes us a one-stop shop. We can provide your electrical contracting as well as your panels and electrical supplies."

About BLOC Design-Build

BLOC Design-Build, LLC is a design-build company specializing in heavy construction, as well as instrumentation and controls. BLOC is a subsidiary of KSA Engineers, Inc., an engineering firm with more than 35 years of service to governmental, oil and gas, industrial, and other private clients.

BLOC is an acronym for "Bridging the Lines of Communication." This philosophy guides our attitudes and actions as we execute your project. BLOC assembles teams of engineers, architects, and contractors who can provide the results you seek; one-source responsibility, timely project completion, and budgetary control. For additional information on BLOC Design-Build, LLC Contact Mitchell L. Fortner, P.E., Vice President or Aaron May, Marketing Specialist