Tampa Port Magazine Winter 2013 Tampa Port Magazine Winter 2013 : Page 4

Making news NexLube starts building $80 million port facility N The Port of Tampa’s Richard E. Knight petroleum terminal complex is undergoing a $50 million enhancement. exLube Tampa LLC has begun construction of an $80 million facility on a 12-acre site at the Tampa Port Author-ity’s Pendola Point property. The plant, which is to be Florida’s first recycled oil processing and blending facility, will provide 80 permanent jobs in addition to employing hundreds of people during its 18-month construction phase. Operation of the facility is anticipated to generate annual ship-ments of a minimum of 1.5 million barrels of recycled oil through Port of Tampa facilities. Enhancements proceed at petroleum terminal T he first phase of a $50 million enhancement is under way at the Tampa Port Authority’s Richard E. Knight (REK) petroleum terminal complex, boding to better serve Central Florida’s fuel needs. The modernization project is designed by CH2M Hill Inc., with construction via a joint venture of Balfour Beatty Construction and Batson-Cook Co., with a projected completion date for the three-phase undertaking in spring 2014. In addition to structural improvements and expansion of berths and related infrastructure, the project entails installation of new underground electrical conduit and fuel distribution piping, as well as procurement of pipe materials and equipment. The REK complex is the primary petroleum gateway for 8 million Central Florida consumers and the aviation fuel used at Orlando International Airport. Construction has begun on NexLube Tampa LLC’s recycled oil processing and blending facility at the Port of Tampa’s Pendola Point. Orion Marine Group provides a broad range of marine construction, dredging services and specialty services over, under and on the water along the Gulf Coast, the Atlantic, the Pacific Basin, Alaska, Canada, and the Caribbean Basin and acts as a single-source turn-key solution for its customers’ ma-rine contracting needs. Its heavy civil marine construction services include marine transportation facility construction, dredging, repair and maintenance, bridge building, marine pipeline construction, as well as specialty services. Phone 813.839.8441 www.orionmarinegroup.com The TPA is investing $3 million in related infrastructure, including lines for reclaimed water and wastewater and a new rail spur. Others engaged in advancing the endeavor include the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Devel-opment Corp. and Enterprise Florida. The development is proceeding following the inking of a 20-year lease agreement between NexLube and the TPA. 4 Port of Tampa Magazine • Winter 2013

Enhancements Proceed At Petroleum Terminal

The first phase of a $50 million enhancement is under way at the Tampa Port Authority’s Richard E. Knight (REK) petroleum terminal complex, boding to better serve Central Florida’s fuel needs.<br /> <br /> The modernization project is designed by CH2M Hill Inc., with construction via a joint venture of Balfour Beatty Construction and Batson-Cook Co., with a projected completion date for the threephase undertaking in spring 2014.<br /> <br /> In addition to structural improvements and expansion of berths and related infrastructure, the project entails installation of new underground electrical conduit and fuel distribution piping, as well as procurement of pipe materials and equipment.<br /> <br /> The REK complex is the primary petroleum gateway for 8 million Central Florida consumers and the aviation fuel used at Orlando International Airport.

NexLube Starts Building $80 Million Port Facility

NexLube Tampa LLC has begun construction of an $80 million facility on a 12-acre site at the Tampa Port Authority’s Pendola Point property.<br /> <br /> The plant, which is to be Florida’s first recycled oil processing and blending facility, will provide 80 permanent jobs in addition to employing hundreds of people during its 18-month construction phase.<br /> <br /> Operation of the facility is anticipated to generate annual shipments of a minimum of 1.5 million barrels of recycled oil through Port of Tampa facilities.<br /> <br /> The TPA is investing $3 million in related infrastructure, including lines for reclaimed water and wastewater and a new rail spur.<br /> <br /> Others engaged in advancing the endeavor include the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. and Enterprise Florida.<br /> <br /> The development is proceeding following the inking of a 20-year lease agreement between NexLube and the TPA.

Orion Marine Group, Inc.

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