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Elba Island

Location: Savannah, GA

Client: Southern LNG, Inc.

Project Scope:

  • Construction Administration
  • Permitting Assistance
  • Site Design
  • Structural Design

Project Description:

Elba Island is a LNG import facility located on the Savannah River providing over 18% of the nation’s natural gas supply. The facility consists of four large storage tanks and associated pipelines and transfer stations to hold and transport liquefied natural gas throughout the Southeast. After significant damage occurred to the existing unloading facility from a passing vessel, Thomas & Hutton was contracted to provide Owner’s representative services for the facility rebuild. the work consisted of management and updates to the construction schedule, cost reviews for the structural, electrical, mechanical, and process piping installations and overview of the construction procedures. After completion of the rebuild, Thomas & Hutton was again contracted to provide Owner’s Representative Services to El Paso Energy/Southern LNG for a major expansion consisting of the construction of two large storage tanks, landside pipeline facilities, and creation of a new slip berth dredged from upland property, installation of two adjacent unloading berths with mooring and breasting dolphins. Included in the expansion was the restoration of approximately 12 acres of saltwater marshes. The Scope of Services provided consisted of weekly progress meetings with the Design Team, sub-consultants and the owner for schedule and cost updates, construction observation and Quality Assurance reviews.

A second expansion project increased the overall storage, unloading capacity, and transport capability of the facility including additional berthing structures to accommodate larger future LNG vessels, a new larger tank and additional dredging of the slip and slope protection of the slip and waterfront .

Thomas & Hutton performed the structural and marine design for the new berthing structures ad provided construction observation services during the expansion work.

Elba Island