Odfjell Terminals concludes Houston terminal expansion


Odfjell Terminals US, a key player in the liquid bulk chemical industry for over 30 years, commissions Bay 13 at the Houston Terminal.

Odfjell Terminals concludes Houston terminal expansion
Odfjell Terminals Houston © Odfjell SE

Odfjell Terminals US, a subsidiary of the Norwegian shipping and tank terminal company Odfjell SE, has completed the construction and commissioning of its Bay 13 at the Houston Terminal (OTH).

The expansion project features nine new tanks, with a combined capacity of 204,000 barrels.

Bay 13 features a combination of stainless steel and carbon steel tanks and it is specifically designed for the storage needs of specialty chemical products. Each tank has been engineered with positive pressure systems and full automation, as part of Odfjell Terminals’ efforts to minimize emissions and environmental impact.

“As we continue to invest in our assets, we are proud to have developed a new tank bay that will set the standard for our business with state of the art automation and controls with enhanced operating flexibility that prioritizes both environmental sustainability and operational efficiency,” CEO of OTUS, John Blanchard, said.

With a total storage capacity of 379,981 cubic meters across 119 tanks, OTH has been an operational hub since 1983. Boasting a stainless steel storage capacity of 113,180 cubic meters, the facility is strategically located near the entrance of the Houston ship channel, a major international hub for the import and export of chemicals to and from the USA.

Odfjell holds a 51% ownership share in OTH.