St. James Terminal is a storage terminal located in Louisiana between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. This storage terminal expansion project included the construction of a total of four new 325 foot diameter tanks. Due to poor ground conditions at the site, ground improvement was necessary.
Menard installed Prefabricated Vertical Wick Drains to accelerate the consolidation process, strengthen the underlying soft soil, accommodate the heavy tank loads, and minimize future settlement.
With over 1.24 million linear feet of Wick Drain installed, St. James Terminal represents one of Menard’s larger single-phased Wick Drain projects for above ground storage tanks.