Building with Railroad Construction Compan equipment outside

Phillips 66 Crude Oil Receiving Terminal

Location: LINDEN, NJ


  • Constructed new 120-car offloading facility with 3.4 million gallon capacity

  • Constructed 1850’ x 100’ containment slab housing two concrete trenches
  • Redesigned concrete slab atop trench walls reducing cost and labor
  • Constructed five concrete pump pads of various sizes
  • Installed 10,800 CY of concrete and 1.1 million pounds of rebar
  • Installed 8,300 LF of direct fixation track, 3,600 LF of ballasted track and five #10 turnouts tying in to existing Conrail line
  • Installed fire protection system consisting of 7,500 LF of ductile iron pipe (6” to 12”),43 fire hydrants and post indicator valves
  • Installed drainage system including 4,000 LF of ductile iron pipe (4” to 12”) for drip pans, 5,000 LF of reinforced concrete pipe (12” to 36”), 29 manholes and 23 catch basins
  • Constructed 3½ acre detention basin of Bentomat geosynthetic clay and stone liner
  • Installed 70,000 tons of DGA and ¾” stone throughout facility


  • Winter conditions hampered concrete slab installation


Phillips 66 is one of the leading fuel brand names in the U.S. Its’ rich and complex history, with such predecessor companies as Conoco and Phillips Petroleum, goes back to 1875. Today, Phillips 66 is a leader in the refining industry with fifteen refineries, more than 86,000 miles of pipeline and a net crude oil capacity of 2.2 million barrels / day.

This new offloading facility allowed us to show our expertise in both track and civil work. A 185,000 SF concrete containment slab housing two concrete trenches was constructed along with five concrete pump pads varying in size from 49’ x 36’ to 49’ x 50’. Because of the Owner’s strict completion deadline, the containment slab had to be built in winter with all the difficulties associated with cold weather concrete work. Torpedo heaters and torches were used to heat the ground and rebar prior to pouring the slab and special surface protection was added after the pour. The slab was completed in 90 sections over a five month period. Prior to the slab work, we redesigned the abutment of the slab and trench walls which greatly reduced the number of man hours, the amount materials and ultimately, the cost.

An extensive drainage system including drip pans, manholes and catch basins was added and a large clay and stone detention basin was also built. A fire protection system consisting of 43 fire hydrants, post indicator valves and 7,500 LF of piping was installed.

The offloading terminal, leading to the Bayway Refinery, includes over 1.5 miles of direct fixation track which can accommodate a 120-car train carrying as much as 3.4 million gallons of crude. Additional track work included 3,600 LF of ballasted track and five new #10 turnouts all of which connect the refinery to the Conrail line.

This new facility is one of the largest of its type on the east coast and has greatly improved the speed and efficiency of offloading operations at this busy terminal.