Savage to design, build and operate GCGV facility

Written by Andrew Corselli
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The projected new facility. Photo courtesy of GCGV.

Savage revealed that it has been chosen by ExxonMobil and SABIC 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—which has an expected completion date of 2021 in anticipation of GCGV’s planned startup by 2022—will be located adjacent to the GCGV facility and will handle railcars transporting polyethylene.

Savage, a global partner for transportation, logistics, materials handling and other industrial services across customers’ supply chains, said it will provide multiple services at the site, such as rail switching and indexing, railcar washing and loading, railcar repairs and facility maintenance.

“We’re excited to partner with GCGV on rail infrastructure and operations to support what will be a world-class petrochemical facility,” said Brad Crist, Savage’s Energy and Chemical Sector President. “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.”

“This project is an example of how we can bring our diverse rail, logistics, engineering and facility operations capabilities together to create value for our customers,” said Kirk Aubry, Savage President and CEO. “It’s the quality of our people, our solutions and our consistency delivering results that truly makes us distinctive in the markets we serve.”

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