The Mouat Company, Inc. (Mouat), a design build firm specializing in frac sand plants and transload facilities, announces the commissioning of their latest facility, a 30,000 ton (60,000,000 pound) transload facility for Twin Eagle Sand Logistics. Located in Big Spring, Texas to serve the Permian Basin, the facility is designed with six 5,000 ton Tarsco silos and 2 truck scales, each serving 3 silos. Much of the design of the plant is below the surface with deep foundations including 20 piles per silo, 56 feet deep. The operation has added over 20,000 feet of track, enough to stage 2 full unit trains of frac sand.
The rail unload system utilizes a bucket elevator, capable of operating at 800 tons per hour, allowing a rail car to be unloaded in approximately 8 minutes. Trucks can be loaded out on the 2 scales simultaneously with a load time of approximately 7 minutes. Operating 24 hours a day, this allows for over 400 trucks a day to be loaded.
The inventory tracking and control system includes sensor reading of rail cars and a belt scale to record the amount of sand unloaded from rail cars. Sand inventories are tracked based on the data collected from the sand unloading process combined with data from the truck load out system. The facility will ship sand using a variety of trucks including hopper trucks and flatbeds, using a box solution.
According to Andy Branaugh, VP of Sand & Terminal Logistics for Twin Eagle, “Mouat has been an outstanding partner in the design, development and construction of this phase of our Big Spring Rail & Storage Terminal. The new 30,000 ton storage facility allows us to offer our customers the needed flexibility and efficiencies to be low cost leaders serving the Eastern side of the Permian. Additionally, both Twin Eagle and Mouat were forward thinking in this process, adding design features to allow sand to be delivered by both rail and truck to work with the constantly evolving frac sand market. We have also designed a 15,000 ton expansion for an additional customer, which we are targeting to complete in 2019.”
Twin Eagle Sand Logistics, LLC is one of the largest third-party frac sand terminal developers and operators in the country. Twin Eagle Sand Logistics terminals are strategically located in the most prolific oil and gas basins. In addition to the Permian Rail Park in Big Spring, Twin Eagle owns and operates 5 more rail and storage terminals in 4 basins outside of the Permian. Twin Eagle’s current owned terminals, combined, control over 2,400 rail car spaces and nearly 110,000 tons of storage capacity. They also manage and operate terminals owned by key customers.
The Mouat Company, Inc. is a privately held design-build firm based out of Birmingham, Alabama. Mouat has engineered and constructed turnkey industrial facilities for over 45 years in 26 states and 4 countries. Its clients are some of the most respected companies in the frac sand, mineral processing and foundry industries.
Mouat specializes in process intensive industries with material handling applications where technical knowledge, experience and capabilities are essential in designing facilities that operate efficiently and reduce capital. Mouat is a fully integrated engineering contractor, combining engineering and construction into one cohesive process. Mouat’s engineering capabilities include mechanical, structural, piping, civil, electrical and process control systems.
For more information about The Mouat Company, Inc., please visit www.mouat.com