Enviva Port of Chesapeake, VA
Enviva’s Port of Chesapeake ensures the safety, reliability, sustainability, and quality of our product.
In January 2011, Enviva acquired a deep water terminal at the Port of Chesapeake, just outside of Norfolk, VA. The facility can host a wide variety of vessels, up to a 40 foot draft. The Port can receive, store, and load up to three million tons of sustainably generated woody biomass for export each year and serves as the shipment point for biomass manufactured at Enviva’s mid-Atlantic facilities, including the Ahoskie, N.C. site.
The Port’s strategic location decreases transportation time and costs through the entire supply chain, greatly benefitting customers and improving the environmental footprint of our logistics. It enables Enviva to precisely control its product from forest to ship. The terminal completed construction and began operating in December 2011, less than a year after it was acquired.
State of the Art Storage Silos
In May 2011, Enviva erected a 157 foot (48 meters) tall, 175 foot (53 meters) wide storage silo that receives, stores and loads up to 45,000 metric tonnes of wood pellets. The dome has systems for continuously monitoring and controlling temperature and fire prevention and detection. It can also withstand hurricanes and winds of up to 300+ MPH and an 8+ Richter scale earthquake.
Earlier this year, Enviva began construction on a second storage silo at the site to double the storage capacity. The dome will be ready for use in 2013.
Visit our YouTube channel here to find out more about the dome and see video of how it was constructed.
Port of Mobile, Mobile, AL
Through a strategic partnership with Cooper Marine, Enviva leases space at the Port of Mobile in Mobile, AL. Enviva’s pellet manufacturing facilities in nearby Amory and Wiggins, MS, are situated along major inland waterways and highways that make transportation to the Port easy and efficient, reducing emissions and costs. Pellets from the Amory facility are transported along the Tombigbee River and stored in barges until they can be loaded onto an ocean-going vessel. Pellets manufactured at the nearby Wiggins facility are transported by truck. Enviva sends out shipments of pellets every four to six weeks from the Port of Mobile.