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Odfjell Terminals mulls ethylene export terminal at existing Seabrook facility

HOUSTON, February 17, 2017 (PCW) – Odfjell Terminals on Friday awarded a basic engineering contract for a possible ethylene export terminal at its existing Seabrook facility in Texas to JGC America.

The contract is seen as one of the last steps before a final investment decision.

Odfjell Terminals noted its Seabrook terminal, which is located at the entrance of the Houston Ship Channel, would allow for unrestricted access for ethylene carriers to its docks.

The Seabrook terminal has a total capacity of almost 2.4 million barrels, spread over 119 tanks.

Enterprise Products Partners has been mulling ethylene exports as either a standalone terminal as part of its current Morgan’s Point ethane export facility.

There is only one ethylene export terminal along the US Gulf Coast, located at Galena Park, Texas. The terminal is jointly operated by Chevron Phillips, ExxonMobil and Mitsubishi and has an export capacity of 660 million lbs/yr. -- Samantha Hartke

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