Westway Terminal Company LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Westway Group, Inc. (OTC BB: WTWG), launched a $3.8m expansion to its Port Allen facility today with a groundbreaking ceremony at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge. Expansion plans include the construction of four, one million gallon bulk liquid storage tanks, which will expand the terminal’s capabilities by 25 percent.
Upon completion, the terminal will provide 22 bulk liquid storage tanks with a total storage capacity of 21 million gallons. “The project will generate 15 - 20 local construction jobs and add two full-time employees,” according to terminal manager, Terry Fleming.
Engineering for the project was provided by Neel-Schaffer Engineering of Baton Rouge, La.; tank foundations will be constructed by Beard Construction Company of Port Allen, La.; contractors for the expansion include Performance Contractors of Baton Rouge, La. providing piping and mechanical work for the project and Pasadena Tanks Corporation of Houston, Texas for tank erection.
Westway’s terminal at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, on the Mississippi River, is a strategic U.S. Gulf South location. The facility has excellent intermodal capabilities with access to ocean-going vessels, barge, rail and truck.