Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Enviva's team continues to progress with the construction of its deep-water marine terminal at the Port of Pascagoula.
On 7 April, the company inflated the first of two wood pellet storage dome structures at Mississippi's largest port. As a critical infrastructure business, Enviva said it is continuing to persevere through the "difficult environment" created as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 170-foot tall domes will enable Enviva to store up to 45,000 tonnes of wood pellets each - total storage capacity for up to 90,000 tonnes on-site. They will be able to withstand winds up to 200 miles-per-hour. The second dome's inflation is expected to take place before the end of the year.
Enviva's export terminal will receive product by rail, barge and truck, and will have "state-of-the-art" safety and handling equipment and storage facilities. The $90 million (€82.3 million) terminal is expected to be completed in the first half of 2021. It is expected to directly employ approximately 30 full-time workers and support about 150 direct and indirect jobs during construction.
John Keppler, Enviva chairman and CEO, said: "In these days that are darker than normal, the sun still rises. I am very proud of the Enviva team on getting our newest storage dome up this morning in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Congratulations and keep up the great work, safely."
You can watch the video of the wood pellet dome storage inflation on Enviva's website.