US Development Group – Baltimore Transload Terminal Facility
• Ethanol transfer facility
• Trackwork – ballasted and direct fixed
• Concrete work – track slab, walkway supports, collection system trench
• Site utilities – grading & drainage
• Spill containment collection system
The work involved the construction of a Railcar Transfer Facility for Baltimore Transload Terminal. The project site is located off of the CSX R.O.W in Baltimore, Maryland. The purpose of the facility is to transfer ethanol from rail tank cars to storage tanks within this facility.
The facility will enable Baltimore Transload Terminal to unload a unit train (100 tank cars) at one time by providing a transfer area that will accommodate 20 railcars and an adjacent track storage area that will hold an additional 80+/- cars.
The transfer area consists of two tracks constructed 24 feet apart by 620 feet long. RCC furnished and erected the unloading structure that is centered between the tracks and has a 4 +/- foot reinforced concrete trench located below it to house the piping system that will transfer the ethanol from the railcars to the storage tanks.
In addition to the work associated with the unloading facility, the project included the placement of a HDPE Liner and spill containment collection system that was installed under the tracks and loading rack. Several additional storage tracks and turnouts were also constructed within the yard area. Start of Construction September 2007 - Completion February 2008.