Construction work is on track for Stolthaven New Orleans’ expansion project, which will add 16,000 m3 of capacity to the terminal.
The first phase is scheduled to be complete by September 2019 with work on the second phase, comprising 32,000 m3 due to start shortly, with completion expected by mid-2020.
The expansion is to help accommodate growing demand for chemical storage in the US Gulf.
The terminal is located on the 80th mile marker of the Mississippi River and has 334,869 m3 of storage spread across 85 tanks. It is used for exports and imports as well as domestic distribution.
Captain Philip Watt, general manager, says: ‘We are excited about the increased demand for storage in our region and we believe we are well positions to meet customers’ needs.’