NuStar has been granted a lease to develop an additional private marine loading dock at its North Beach Terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The pipeline and storage terminal operator is developing plans for the new dock, which is expected to completed in the second quarter of 2017. It will load Suezmax-class vessels at rates up to 30,000 barrels per hour, with the ability to expand to 50,000 barrels per hour.
Additional features include a new pile-supported dock, a state-of-the-art metering system, vapour control system and a dock structure with three loading arms.
Following the project’s completion, the company will have access to four loading docks in the port, including two private docks, and would be able to load crude oil onto ships simultaneously on all four docks at a maximum rate of 90,000 barrels per hour.