Petroplex International, the Baton Rouge-based storage tank terminal developer behind the new bulk liquids facility in St. James Parish, Louisiana, has launched the project’s front-end engineering and design (FEED) study.
Quanta Service’s QPS Engineering will lead the engineering and design phase, with Verwater providing storage tank-related engineering advice.
‘We continue to build momentum in the development and financing aspects of this project and hope soon to deliver this much-needed storage, blending and logistics facility to our anchor customers in the St. James Parish region,’ says Petroplex CEO Timothy Berrigan.
Petroplex hopes to break ground on the new terminal in the first half of next year, with commercial operations slated for 2014.
The storage and distribution terminal will feature a unit-train facility, barge and ship dock, truck racks and pipeline, and will be designed and tailored to client specifications.