Project Description

Client: NuStar Energy, L.P.
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Date of Completion: January 2014

The Challenge

Boh worked within a very small footprint to construct the dock, access ramp, and then set the loading arms. The dock included: a series of 30 inch and 12 inch pipelines that transfer crude oil from incoming pipelines or tanks within the terminal to the new dock, a state-of-the-art metering system, vapor control system, and a dock structure with three loading arms. The dock system is designed to load Panamax-class vessels (which carry between 350,000 and 500,000 barrels) at rates up to 30,000 barrels per hour. The dock was being constructed only a couple feet outside an existing cargo dock and less than 100 feet inside the main shipping channel and turning basin. The final configuration called for the Boh team to drive fifty-seven 18-inch, 119-ft long precast piles as close as within two feet of each other. The project required one 4100 Manitowoc ringer crane and two material barges. The completed dock is 250 ft. long and 60 ft. wide. In addition to the dock, Boh set steel walkways, a pre-fabricated dock house, and a 65 by 40 foot steel loading platform that was pre-assembled at Boh’s Almonaster yard.

“Finishing this project several months ahead of schedule is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees and contractors. I’m proud of the great teamwork they showed in working together, not just to finish the project quickly, but to finish it safely.”

Brad Barron, NuStar President and CEO

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