BMZ Export Terminal Partners, a joint venture of Burns & McDonnell Engineering and Zachry Industrial Inc., has signed a contract with Phillips 66 to provide a range of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a project at Phillips 66's existing terminal facility in Freeport, Texas.
HOUSTON, Texas — BMZ Export Terminal Partners (BMZ), a joint venture partnership of Burns & McDonnell Engineering and Zachry Group, has signed a contract with Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) to provide a range of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a project at Phillips 66's existing terminal facility in Freeport, Texas. The project will expand Phillips 66 storage and ship-loading capacity for natural gasoline, butane and propane exports. Burns & McDonnell and Zachry have a 15-year history of teaming together on major energy projects.
Phillips 66 approved the Freeport terminal expansion project in February 2014 as part of the company's strategy to grow its Midstream business in response to rapidly increasing global demand for U.S.-supplied natural gas liquids products. The project will create liquid propane gas export capacity of 4.4 million barrels per month, or the equivalent of eight very large gas carriers, with a maximum ship loading rate of 36,000 barrels/hour.
BMZ has already begun design, procurement and early construction services. Phillips 66 continues to work with the appropriate agencies to secure necessary permits for the project and full construction efforts will commence once all permits are approved. Currently, more than 150 Burns & McDonnell engineers and technical staff are dedicated to the project and, during peak construction, approximately 800 Zachry employees will be working at the job site.
About Burns & McDonnell
Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a 100 percent employee-owned, full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting services firm. Burns & McDonnell is currently the 18th largest AEC firm in the Engineering News-Record Top 500 ranking. For more information about Burns & McDonnell, visit www.burnsmcd.com.
About Zachry Group
Zachry Group is America's pace-setter in turnkey construction, engineering, maintenance, turnaround and fabrication services in the power, energy, chemicals, manufacturing and industrial sectors. It works with customers to plan, build and renew their most critical facilities, so they can achieve their immediate and long-term goals, all at the highest safety standards. Zachry Group operates 35 offices, with more than 20,000 employees working in more than 400 locations nationwide. Visit www.zachrygroup.com for more information.