Project Description

Our client is developing a 248 acres crude–by-rail terminal in New Mexico. The site abuts the BNSF Railway along their heavily used transcontinental mainline. The terminal is designed to be capable of receiving and storing up to 75,000 barrels per day (bpd) of light crude at full build out. It will be constructed in phases, beginning with the capability of loading 18,000 bpd inbound oil, onsite storage and loading into unit trains.

ERS provided site selection, concept designs and terminal operation planning early in the project development. Extensive coordination between site constraints and BNSF operational requirements was performed. Through this work, ERS was able to obtain BNSF approval to proceed with final design in a short 6 week timeframe. ERS moved into the role of Program Manager and delivered the final site design, regulatory permitting, and managed the mechanical, electrical and process engineers for the oil handling terminal, and assisted with contractor selection.