CB&I, a wholly owned unrestricted subsidiary of McDermott, has been honoured with three Tank of the Year awards by the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association for projects completed in 2023. The awards were presented during the STI/SPFA annual meeting held in Scottsdale, Arizona, from April 18-20, 2024.

Award-Winning Projects

ASME Pressure Vessel of the Year:
CB&I received this award for their construction of two 500,000-gallon liquid hydrogen spheres for Plug Power, located in Alabama, NY. These spheres exemplify excellence in high-pressure storage solutions.

API 620 Low Pressure Liquid Storage Tank of the Year:
The company was recognised for a 12-million-gallon single-containment LNG tank built for WEC Energy Group in Bluff Creek, WI. This project showcases CB&I’s expertise in low-pressure liquid storage solutions.

API 650 Atmospheric Storage Tank of the Year:
CB&I was awarded for the construction of two wet seal gasholders, although the client and location remain confidential. These gasholders highlight the company’s capabilities in atmospheric storage tank design and construction.

Acknowledgement and Gratitude

Cesar Canals, president & CEO of CB&I, expressed his pride and gratitude for the recognition, stating, “I am proud of and grateful for all our employees who made this prestigious recognition possible. Congratulations, and thank you for your constant focus during the design, fabrication, and construction of our steel plate tanks and high-pressure spheres.”


STI/SPFA is a non-profit trade association comprising member companies that fabricate steel tanks, pipes, and pressure vessels for diverse industrial applications. The association is dedicated to promoting excellence and safety in the steel fabrication industry.

CB&I’s achievements at the STI/SPFA annual meeting underscore its commitment to delivering high-quality, innovative solutions in tank and pressure vessel fabrication, solidifying its position as a leader in the industry.

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15th May 2024