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Gulf Copper, a Texas employee owned Company and Van Dam (VD) a Venezuelan family run Company has formed a Joint Venture.

This venture will allow us to offer downstream new build and plant expansion customers a local alternative for fabrication and staging large components and modules for their Gulf Coast projects.


  • Process Equipment, oil, gas, chemical, Petro Chemical Storage tanks, pressure vessels, heat exchangers
  • 2,500 MTons four post press
  • SAW Welding machines
  • Stress Relief Oven 4.5m x 4.5m x 14m (at 1200 °C)
  • 300 ton press brake
  • Manipulators and Turning rolls
  • CNC line to cut Drills for Tubesheets
  • High capacity plate bending rolls
  • 20 overhead cranes


  • ASME

Equipment and Capacities

  • 23 Acres at the Central Yard
  • Covered Fabrication Shop Area: approximately 41,000 ft2
  • CNC Plate Cutting - 12 X 40 X 6 Thickness (2 ea)
  • 400 ton Plate Press Break
  • Plate Roll Up to 5/8” Thick
  • Plate Shear Up to 1/2” Thick
  • Programmable Sawing Up to 24”
  • Pipe Bending up to 6” Diameter
  • Multi Bank Welding Machines, 400 Amps
  • Multiple Overhead Cranes (Combined 20 Tons)
  • Submerged Arc Welding Capabilities
  • Hydrostatic Testing Up to 10,000 PSI
  • Onsite Blasting and Coating
  • Rail Material Handling in Between Shops
  • Open Ended Shop Access for Large Projects
  • Multiple Yard Cranes (300 Tons combined)
  • Fully Staffed Machine Shop

Facility Certifications

  • ISO 9001-2008 Certification
  • ASME ‘U’ & NBIC ‘R’ Stamps
  • IABS, DNV, ASME, AWS, API welding programs
  • Computerized WPS, PQR and WPQ databases
  • Staff Metallurgist
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