WestRock contracted with TKDA to develop concepts and prepare final engineering design documents for truck and rail fuel unloading and storage facilities. These facilities included four semi-trailer unloading stations, a 66,000-gallon track unloading station, a 66,000-gallon temporary rail storage station and spill containment for all facilities.
TKDA’s concepts and designs met the many challenges of the project while also meeting the demands of a tight schedule. The design minimized costs and stability issues by using the combined volume of an existing unused storage vault and eliminating costly sheet piling along the existing railroad tracks. When a May 2007 rule change by EPA allowed for reduction in containment volumes TKDA responded with modified designs that still allowed the project to be completed on schedule. Oil unloading and steam/condensate piping were placed inside the containment vault for protection and site safety. For flexibility and reliability, rail and truck unloading of No. 6 fuel oil can take place simultaneously.