Plains All American Yorktown Terminal
Lee White, LS
The Yorktown Terminal unloading facility project area is located on 650 acres of industrial land formerly known as Yorktown Refinery. Draper Aden Associates (DAA) has been heavily involved in providing surveying and engineering services as part of the $110 million dollar expansion. The construction of 34,000 LF of new railroad and a 104 unit train unloading facility has allowed DAA to perform Subsurface Utility Engineering, test holes, courthouse research, geodetic control, topographic surveying, near-shore bathymetric surveys, pipe modeling from 3D laser scanning, machine control modeling, easement plats, wetland location, construction stakeout and as-builts. DAA also provided site planning and civil engineering services to assist the project team in obtaining approvals from York County, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for project approvals to construct the proposed site improvements.
The project and facility improvements will expand the facility’s rail and docking capacity to receive about 800 trains per year and have dock improvements that will allow ships to unload crude oil at a rate of 20,000 barrels per hour.