Hopedale Fractionation Facility
The MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. Hopedale Fractionation Facility is a midstream facility in Harrison County, Ohio with a fractionation capacity of over 120,000 barrels per day. The site will have two operational rail yards by mid-2017. The first yard is connected to Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway (W&LE) and is designed to handle approximately 180 cars per day. The other rail yard is connected to the Ohio Central railroad and handles approximately 160 cars per day. EMH&T was tasked by MarkWest to assist in the site selection, conceptual site and rail design, railroad coordination, environmental permitting, bid document preparation, material procurement, and construction observation for both rail yards, as well as expansion of the fractionation facility. We assisted MarkWest in obtaining Isolated, Nationwide, and Individual Permits for stream and wetland impacts throughout the various phases of the rail and processing plant development and expansion. EMH&T also completed a feasibility study and mitigation design for a pooled wetland and stream mitigation project to be constructed adjacent to the Hopedale Facility to accommodate the mitigation needed for the various phases of development. This onsite mitigation represents a significant cost savings to MarkWest as compared to the potential cost of purchasing in-lieu fee mitigation credit.