Under new Kinder Morgan (KMI) plans, its Harvey Terminal in Louisiana will become a primary domestic feedstock storage and logistics hub supporting additional renewable fuels production.
The project is being developed in partnership with Neste, which will store a variety of renewable raw materials at the facility, including used cooking oil and other feedstock collected from across the United States.
Although the project is in the early phases of the construction process, Garthwaite said KMI has chosen Houston-based Tarsco, part of the TF Warren Group, to perform the tank modification work.
KMI’s engineering team is leading the design work for the project with Houston-based Orbital Engineering providing design support.
Beyond the site’s strategic location and KMI’s expertise in storage and terminal projects, the company’s shared history with Neste ultimately helped Kinder Morgan win the expansion project.
“Kinder Morgan and Neste have been trusted partners for several years and there are aligned goals between the two organizations,” said Michael Garthwaite, chief commercial officer with Kinder Morgan’s terminals division.
The full-phased investment includes retrofitting 30 tanks (about 15 percent of the facility’s existing tanks), installation of a new boiler for heating tanks and railcars and infrastructure improvements for rail, truck and marine movements.
“The Harvey facility’s strategic location will allow Neste the flexibility to deliver their products to their desired end destinations whether that be domestic or for export,” said Garthwaite.
At full phase, Garthwaite said the Harvey Terminal project will create approximately 25 new full-time positions and estimates that about 100 contractor positions will be added for the construction phases, creating economic opportunity for the area.
“We’re proud of our longstanding commitment to and involvement with the community,” said Garthwaite. “I think this project is a great example of how existing infrastructure can be leveraged for the energy transition.”
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