Massive Tank Farms Store & Distribute Petroleum Products
(1st / 2nd Quarter 2007)
Vecenergy Logistics designs, builds and operates high-capacity port terminals to store and distribute bulk petroleum and fuel products.
South Florida Materials Corp. at the Port of Palm Beach has six liquid asphalt tanks with a heated capacity of nearly 200,000 barrels (8.4 million gallons) to serve area asphalt contractors through two truck-loading racks. A polymer unit will be added later this year to provide polymer-modified asphalt for the growing number of DOT projects requiring the blend.
Construction is well underway on two diesel tanks with a total capacity of 150,000 barrels (6.3 million gallons), scheduled for completion in the 3rd Quarter of 2007.
At Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Vecenergy Logistics is building 11 petroleum tanks with a total capacity of 1.35 million barrels (56.7 million gallons). Set to open in late 2008, it will be the ports second largest terminal, accounting for a tenth of port capacity.
Above Vecellio Group VP of Safety John West and Vecenergy Safety Manager Glen Moll review diesel tank construction at South Florida Materials Corp. Below are the existing asphalt tanks, shown when work first started on the diesel tanks.
South Florida Materials truck-loading rack.