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Pin Oak Terminal

Meyer Engineers, Ltd., provided engineering for the design and plan preparation for the Phase 1 civil work for the Pin Oak Terminal project located in St. John the Baptist Parish. The project lies on a 431 acre site and is bordered on the north by US Highway 61 (Airline Highway), bordered on the south by the Mississippi River, and is bisected by both Canadian National Railroad and Kansas City Southern Railroad.

The final, full build-out of the project will include a marine dock on the Mississippi River, over 50 large-volume liquid storage tanks, over 25,000 linear feet of containment berms, and over 28,000 linear feet of roadway. The civil design for phase 1, designed by Meyer, includes aggregate roadways throughout the site with tie-ins at LA Highway 44 (River Road) and Airline Highway; drainage including both subsurface and ditch systems; an exterior berm around the project site for flood protection; a containment berm around the large-volume liquid storage tanks to provide for spill containment and protection; a wet well and manhole for contaminated water; a 5,000 GPM drainage pump station; a retention pond and weir for runoff storage; and the final site grading. The civil design for the project site required coordination with the existing wetland area to minimize or avoid wetland impact.

Meyer coordinated with multiple project contacts including Excel Midstream Solutions, Inc., and Pin Oak Holdings for project coordination and management, as well as with various sub-consultants for surveying work, environmental input, and geotechnical engineering design. In addition, Meyer participated in weekly internal project meetings and teleconferences in order to stay on schedule for the challenging and fast-paced project timetable. Additional challenges included coordination with multiple public and private entities for project requirements, including St. John the Baptist Parish’s Public Works Department, Canadian National Railroad and Kansas City Southern Railroad, several private pipeline companies for pipeline crossings, and LA DOTD for driveway permit limitations. Meyer coordinated design with CPRA to not impact the future Maurepas Sediment Diversion project along the east edge of the site. Meyer worked with CPRA and LDNR for the Hydrologic Modification Impact Analysis and associated permit drawings.

Start Date: October 2015
Substantial Completion Date: 2017
Construction Cost: $320,000,000 (EST.)