Willow Glen Terminal (WGT) in St Gabriel, Louisiana, US, has accepted its inaugural shipment of renewable diesel feedstock, marking its official opening.
The feedstock will be supplied to a leading renewable diesel producer in Norco, Louisiana under a new agreement, which will see WTG serve as a logistics hub, providing marine and truck transloading services and bulk liquids storage.
The terminal has been developed on a 700 acre (283.3 ha) brownfield site that was formerly the Willow Glen Power Station, which was decommissioned in 2016. WGT bought the property in August 2020 to develop a multimodal logistics hub, and the site now has 2.25 million bbl of bulk liquid storage, a deepwater dock, on-property access to the Canadian National Railway and access to a major pipeline corridor. In developing the terminal, WGT recycled more than 27,000 tonnes of steel and 454 tonnes of copper. 400 acres of the site are still available to be developed.
‘Here at WGT, we’ve reimagined yesterday’s infrastructure for today’s economy, further equipping St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, and the state of Louisiana for the energy transition underway,’ says Stephen Senter, vice president of business development at WGT, adding: ‘We had a unique opportunity to reuse, rebuild, and repurpose legacy infrastructure. Our vision was to establish WGT as a model for sustainable redevelopment and opening for business is a major step forward.’
(Source: Tank Storage Magazine)