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Port of Kalama WPPA Transportation And Infrastructure Meeting 2014

Port of Kalama – Overview • Three Commission Board • Alan Basso, President • Randy Sweet, Vice President • Troy Stariha, Secretary

• Our Mission: To induce capital investment in an environmentally responsible manner to create jobs and to enhance public recreational opportunities.

Port of Kalama – Overview continued… • Our Mission: To induce capital investment in an environmentally responsible manner to create jobs and to enhance public recreational opportunities.

• Induce Capital Investment • Private capital becomes tax base • Supports schools, roads, police, fire, services

• Environmentally Responsible • Healthy place to live • Create Jobs • Family wage employment

• Public Recreation • Port “dividends” – everyone in community receives value from the Port’s activities

• = Community is a better place to live because of what we do.

Port of Kalama - Overview continued…

• Own about 1,000 acres of property • 4 deep-draft marine terminals • Navigable waters to 43’ draft ships • 2 grain, 1 steel, 1 bulk chemicals

• 25 business located in the Port area • Grain export, steel processing, lumber, chemicals, concrete products, compressed gases, wood protection, telecom, log home manufacturing/furnishing, bulk liquid transport, distribution, pump manufacturing, fuel dispensing, glass products, electronics recycling

• Currently about 900 jobs in the Port area

Port of Kalama Overview continued…

• Public Recreation • 222 slip marina • 5 access points for fishing • 2 waterfront parks • Playgrounds • Picnic shelters • Tennis, basketball, volleyball courts • Totem poles • Historic panels • 2.5 miles of pathways • Soccer/ball fields and expo area currently under construction

North Port Marine Industrial Area Northwest Innovation Works • Chinese Academy of Science and BP joint venture • Methanol manufactured from natural gas • $1.8 billion investment • 220 full time jobs • Up to 1,000 construction jobs • Two 3-year construction phases

• Lease/option complete • Port providing land, dock and process water

• Beginning environmental review

North Port Marine Industrial Area


Port will providing new dock, access roads and industrial water supply

Natural Gas to Methanol

Methanol to Olefin • Methanol will be converted to olefins in China • Olefins are converted to plastics and rubber

Why Kalama? • Available natural gas nearby • NW Pipeline transmission line less than 3 miles away • Gas prices predicted to stay very low for long time

• 90 acre site established for heavy industrial uses • Established deep water dock with ability to add new berth

• Available water supply for industrial process • 15 MGD water right

Why Methanol? • Not a fuel • Net greenhouse gas reduction • Policy change to move from coal

• • • •

No issues with rail congestion Breaks down quickly in the environment Water soluble Flammable, but not explosive • Extinguish combustion with water

• Transport/store at atmospheric pressure and temperature • Air emissions/water discharge similar to natural gas power plant

Project Timeline Work Completed To Date

Preconstruction Permit Activities






• Complete engineering • Complete Phase 1 construction • Hire staff • Operator training

• Facility opens • Phase 2 construction begins

• Commission approval • Lease signing • Select consultants • Begin preliminary permitting

• Complete EIS • Submit all other permit documents • Obtain all necessary permits

Phase 1 Completion & Phase 2 Construction

Out Reach – Building Support • Port vetting – does it meet our mission? • • • •

Induce capital investment – Yes Environmentally responsible – Yes Create jobs – Yes Hired enviro health and safety consultant

• Announcement/engagement before agreements in place • • • • •

Commission wanted to gauge public NWIW and Port hired separate PR Firms Met with local newspaper editorial board first Met with key stakeholders same day Open house to meet the public

• Moved forward with agreements • Regularly updates/press releases • NWIW met with residents on pipeline route


Governor Jay Inslee: “I'm very happy that the port and NW Innovation Works have reached this milestone, As the global transition to a clean energy economy accelerates, so does our state's ability to attract new, family wage jobs throughout Washington State. I have instructed my Department of Commerce to continue working with the Port of Kalama and the company on this opportunity."

Brian Bonlender, Washington Commerce Director:

Port of Kalama, You were mentioned in a Tweet!

Governor Inslee @GovInslee


A “landmark opportunity” for the @PortofKalama community, 1,200 jobs on the way: 09:31 PM - 10 Ap r 14

Reply to @GovIns lee



"We are delighted to see this unique opportunity moving forward, after having helped attract this investment into our state and bring key partners together here and through our trade mission in China last fall.”

Thank you! Mark Wilson Executive Director Port of Kalama 360-673-2325

WPPA 2016 Transportation & Infrastructure Seminar - New Opportunities, Wilson  
WPPA 2016 Transportation & Infrastructure Seminar - New Opportunities, Wilson