Ports & Terminals

Fountain Quail Energy Services To Build Barge Unloading Facility At Portland, Ohio

Fountain Quail Energy Services LLC of Irving, Texas, plans to construct and operate a barge unloading facility along the Ohio River in Portland, Ohio.

The company has requested Department of the Army authorization to build the offloading facility to transfer legacy fluid, also referred to as traditional well waste, to existing upland storage tanks. The project would be located along the right descending bank of the Ohio River, 223.7 miles downstream of Pittsburgh at 53549 Great Bend Road in Portland.

The proposed facility would consist of a barge dock with a center platform and two pipe pile dolphins to accommodate two tank barges—either 195 feet by 35 feet or 300 feet by 54 feet—simultaneously. Construction would involve installation of five 24-inch pilings driven to an elevation of 522 feet above mean sea level and extending to an elevation of 595 feet above mean sea level and a platform measuring 20 feet long by 10 feet wide. Piping valves, pipe and a tankermen shelter would be installed on the dock. A crane capable of handling hoses connecting the dock pipe valves to the barge piping valves would be installed on top of the tankermen shelter. A 100-foot-long walkway/pipeway would be built and extend from the dock to the top of the riverbank.

Two tripod mooring dolphins, each consisting of 24-inch wall pipe pile and two supporting 14-inch batter piles, would be installed upstream and downstream of the barge dock for mooring the tank barges.

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The maximum riverward extension of the facility would be 165 feet from the shoreline at the normal pool elevation of 560 feet above mean sea level. The overall facility would extend about 600 linear feet along the shoreline.