Delaware City Refinery Crude Oil Unloading Facilities

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Project Details

Client: Delaware City Refinery

Date: March 1, 2015

Recognizing an opportunity in North American crude oil, The Delaware City Refining Company LLC decided to jump in feet first. The only option for transporting this oil to the East coast is by rail; therefore, the Refinery needed to construct new unloading facilities and expand existing rail infrastructure. These facilities needed to handle various grades of crude oil, and in order to match the refinery’s capacity, the facilities needed to unload approximately 200 cars a day.
VanDemark & Lynch worked directly for the refinery as part of multi-discipline Design/Build team to construct the rail sidings and unloading facilities, which are located in four separate locations around the refinery. They include a SIT yard, double loop track, and two ladder track facilities. The project included over 5 miles of rail, 3 miles of pipelines, multiple state-of-the-art unloading stations, pump houses, steam lines, parking lots, a legal for trade scale, water lines and other utilities. Our scope of services included topographic base mapping, feasibility studies, site grading, drainage and stormwater management design, and assistance obtaining regulatory approvals from New Castle County, DelDOT, Norfolk Southern, and the Delaware DNREC.





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