Lake Charles Refinery Docks 1 and 2—A New Life

The Phillips 66 (P66) Lake Charles Refinery, located in Westlake, Louisiana on the north shore of the Calcasieu River, processes heavy, high-sulfur crude oil and low-sulfur acidic hydrocarbons. Four marine docks are critical for receiving crude oil and export of refined products via ship or barge to support the daily processing capacity of 240,000 barrels. Docks 1 and 2 were constructed in the 1960’s and nearing the end of their original service life. P66 embarked on a multi-year, phased approach to extend the serviceable life and meet changing vessel needs at Docks 1 and 2. This paper presents the approach to modernize the existing docks to extend their service life for another 30 years, while balancing the refinery’s critical need to continue operations at the waterfront during the renewal effort. This required a phased approach that focused on rehabilitating the dock structures and electrical systems, while accommodating the existing mechanical systems and operations.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 204-213
  • Monograph Title: Ports 2016: Port Planning and Development

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  • Accession Number: 01605657
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479919
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 3:03PM