Case Study

FASTECH Partners with WPI to Construct a Ground-Up C-Store and Retail Fueling Station for Chevron

Dana Point, California
FASTECH, along with their sister company, Wayne Perry, Inc., built a ground-up c-store and retail fueling station for Chevron in Dana Point, California.
Construction Challenges
The site’s proximity to the coast presented challenges with fluctuating groundwater levels, considered during the design and installation phases.
Redesigned Footings
FASTECH and WPI redesigned footings that eliminated removing an extra 5-10k tons of soil from the project site, reducing the project’s environmental impact.
Met Project Completion Goals
The project was completed without any safety or environmental incidents or property damage on or off-site.

Why Fastech

FASTECH and WPI have been performing construction and maintenance for Chevron’s retail fueling facilities for over 25 years. Their projects have ranged from upgrading petroleum dispensers to developing and constructing new ground-up gas stations and convenience stores.

Chevron asked FASTECH and Wayne Perry, Inc. to bid for this project, as they regard this team as preferred contractors. FASTECH and WPI leveraged their combined experience in the fueling industry and experience building high-quality Chevron facilities to provide solutions and cost-saving ideas to the client.

The Challenge

Chevron hired FASTECH and WPI to construct a ground-up convenience store and retail fueling station.

The existing site consisted of an old converted lube bay and eight-point fueling area that had limited access for the area’s boats and trucks. The existing canopy had been hit several times and was at the end of its life.

The site’s proximity to the coast presented challenges with fluctuating groundwater levels. This was considered during the design process and installation of the foundations and drilled footings.

Poor soil conditions were encountered during construction, requiring immediate attention to prevent schedule delays. Vibrations that occurred while installing shoring for the tank hole required extensive planning and monitoring per the city.

The Solution

FASTECH and WPI were able to redesign footings that eliminated removing an extra 5-10k tons (300-600 truckloads) of soil from the project site. This saved the client time and money by not having to transport and dispose of the soil, reducing the project’s environmental impact.

The shoring installation plan was modified during construction to minimize the vibration on the surrounding homes and businesses.

Overview

Chevron is one of the largest companies in the world and the second-largest oil company in the United States. A multinational energy corporation active in more than 180 countries, Chevron is engaged in every aspect of the oil and natural gas industries, including hydrocarbon exploration and production; refining, marketing and transport; chemicals manufacturing and sales; and power generation.

Project Type
Retail fueling station and convenience store build
Location
Dana Point, California

How Long Did the Project Take?

The project lasted eight months, from May 2021 to January 2022.

Scope of Work

  • Demolished an old converted two-bay c-store.
  • Removed an existing fueling system, including underground storage tanks, remediation system, canopy, and footing.
  • Over-excavated the site.
  • Constructed a new Extra Mile c-store with expanded restrooms.
  • Installed a new 55’x55’ canopy with compaction grouted pier footings due to a high water table.
  • Installed eight new fueling points and three new underground storage tanks.
  • Performed all off-site utility work, including new domestic, irrigation, and fire water lines, sewer connections, and new electrical service from another property and on-site.

The Results

This project is at the gateway of Dana Point and the Dana Point Marina and was designed with the city’s planning department. The new station not only provides Chevron’s customers with state-of-the-art facilities but also maintains the Spanish-style architecture and aesthetic the city prides itself on.

The new Extra Mile convenience store and the station were designed and built with the highest quality materials, ensuring that the station will remain reliable for Chevron’s customers for years to come. In addition, the new site is more accessible to trailers and boats.

The project was completed without any incidents, including safety, environmental, or property damage on or off-site. This is a notable accomplishment given the site’s small footprint and location at the corner of a busy Dana Point intersection.

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At FASTECH, we have over two decades of experience in the energy industry. We specialize in end-to-end solutions, from engineering and construction to ongoing maintenance and testing for many types of alternative fuel, including hydrogen, CNG, LNG, and propane. To date, we’ve built more hydrogen stations in California than anyone else.

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