Georgia to get pellet export terminal

By Staff | April 04, 2013

An export terminal once used for kaolin clay is being repurposed to provide Enova Wood Pellet Group LLC with 1.35 million metric tons of annual wood pellet export capacity at a single location. The group, a subsidiary of Enova Energy Group LLC, formed a long-term agreement with the port’s ownership group, Georgia Kaolin Terminals Inc., which is a subsidiary of Colonia Group Inc.

Enova will use the port location for storage and shipment of wood pellets sourced from its production plants located in Georgia and South Carolina. The pellets will arrive at the port via rail.

The Savannah terminal features 26 concrete silos, a railcar storage yard capable of handling 125 cars, a modern material handling system, and a 600 ton-per-hour railcar receiving system. The export portion of the facility also features duel ship loaders to minimize vessel shifting, an 800 ton-per-hour continuous vessel loading rate, and a dust control system.