NuStar Completes Construction of Marine Loading Dock in Corpus Christi (USA)

NuStar Energy L.P. announced that the company has completed construction of a private marine loading dock at its North Beach Terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, and has its first ship at the dock to be loaded with crude oil.

Originally scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of this year, NuStar expedited the project in order to meet strong customer interest in using the dock to transport shipments of Eagle Ford crude oil by water.

With this new dock, NuStar now has three loading docks in the Port of Corpus Christi, and can load crude oil onto ships simultaneously on all three docks.

NuStar also completed major additions and upgrades to the terminal’s pump systems.

With all of these upgrades, the North Beach terminal’s marine loading capacity was more than tripled to 400,000 barrels per day.

The addition of the new dock and the related upgrades to our systems are critical to our Eagle Ford Shale strategy as it gives our customers even more options to move Eagle Ford crude by water,” said NuStar President and CEO Brad Barron.

This additional capacity enables us to handle all of the new volumes associated with our ongoing expansion efforts in our South Texas crude oil pipeline system, as well as additional volumes shipped on our pipeline systems to Corpus Christi.

And finishing this project several months ahead of schedule is a real testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees and our contractors,” Barron added. “I’m proud of the great teamwork they showed in working together not just to finish the project quickly, but to finish it safely.”

The new dock project includes a series of 30-inch and 12-inch pipelines that move the crude oil from incoming pipelines or tanks within the terminal to the new dock, a state-of-the-art metering system, vapor control system, and a dock structure with three loading arms.

The dock system is designed to load Panamax-class vessels (which carry between 350,000 and 500,000 barrels) at rates up to 30,000 barrels per hour. And the entire structure is supported by 73 concrete piles, each measuring approximately 120 feet, and each of these piles was driven about 70 feet into the bottom of the ship channel.

Press Release, February 14, 2014

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Dec 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply