Enterprise Products Partners to expand hydrocarbon terminal

May 14, 2018 By    

A 65-acre waterfront site on the Houston Ship Channel will act as an expansion to the Enterprise Hydrocarbon Terminal. Photo: iStock.com/MsLightBox.

Enterprise Products Partners LP purchased a 65-acre waterfront site on the Houston Ship Channel that will serve as the next phase of expansion at the Enterprise Hydrocarbon Terminal.

Located immediately to the east of the terminal, the property features two existing docks, dredging infrastructure that will be utilized for maintenance and dock expansion at the site, and land for significantly expanding Enterprise’s marine terminaling capabilities. Future plans include construction of at least two deepwater docks capable of accommodating Suezmax vessels.

“As one of the last waterfront properties for sale adjacent to our existing ship channel assets, this strategic acquisition complements our world-class marine terminal and strengthens our position as an industry leader in providing waterborne access,” says A.J. “Jim” Teague, CEO of Enterprise’s general partner. “The growth opportunities available at the 65-acre site enhance our ability to accommodate growing U.S. hydrocarbon production, which is increasingly destined for global markets.”

Combined with the hydrocarbon complex, the newly acquired assets will be part of Enterprise’s Gulf Coast network of marine terminals that includes 18 ship docks and eight barge docks. In addition, Enterprise’s Gulf Coast infrastructure system features access to about 125 pipelines, 400 million barrels of storage and every refinery in the Houston, Beaumont, Port Arthur and Texas City region, representing more than 4 million barrels per day of capacity.

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