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Chevron Phillips SIT Capacity Expansion

RailWorks provided comprehensive track construction services to expand capacity in the SIT yards at three Chevron Phillips plants in Texas.
Project Highlights 
  • Constructed 130,000+ feet of new track
  • Installed 123 turnouts
  • Required complex coordination for 3 project sites
Baytown, Texas
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
Business Unit 
RailWorks Track Systems
Project Description 

RailWorks provided comprehensive track construction services to increase the storage-in-transit (SIT) capacity an additional 2,000 railcars at three Chevron Phillips plants in Texas' Gulf Region. The improvements will help the company improve rail efficiencies and meet customer delivery times for plastic resins.

Project Scope 

RailWorks provided the following track construction services:

  • Baytown (Cedar Bayou) – Constructed more than 40,000 track feet, including some direct fixation track, and installed 39 #9 turnouts and 4 #11 turnouts.
  • Orange – Constructed nearly 21,000 track feet and installed 24 #8 turnouts and 1 #11 turnouts
  • Pasadena – Constructed nearly 75,000 track feet including 1,420 track feet of direct fixation track, rehabilitated 2,476 track feet of existing track and installed 47 #9 turnouts, 4 #11 turnouts, 3 #9 turnouts, and one crossing diamond
Unique Features 

RailWorks coordinated a complex work plan to complete work at three different project sites.

Other participants 
General Contractor: Harbour Contractors, Inc. Architect/Engineer: TranSystems, Inc.