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SABIC-ExxonMobil JV awards Texas rail facility deal to US terminal operator
US-based Savage has been selected by Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) and ExxonMobil to design, build and operate a rail facility that will serve their recently announced joint venture – Gulf Coast Growth Ventures (GCGV), to be constructed in San Patricio County, Texas.
The rail facility will be located adjacent to the GCGV facility and will handle railcars transporting polyethylene, a plastic polymer used in the production of many commercial and consumer products.
“Our nearly two decades of handling plastics and working with major industry producers, coupled with our extensive rail experience, enable us to design this rail facility from an operator’s perspective to ensure it functions safely, efficiently and reliably without impact on the surrounding environment,” Brad Crist, Savage’s Energy and Chemical Sector President, said.
The rail facility is expected to be completed in 2021, in anticipation of GCGV’s planned startup by 2022, the rail terminal operator said in a statement.
Savage will provide multiple services at the site including rail switching and indexing, railcar washing and loading, railcar repairs and facility maintenance.