Cianbro modules due at Texas port today

Posted April 20, 2009, at 8 p.m.

After a voyage of nearly four weeks, the barge carrying the first four Cianbro refinery modules to leave the Eastern Manufacturing Facility in Brewer is scheduled to arrive in Texas today.

The barge is to arrive at Motiva’s Port Arthur refinery at noon. The last 10 miles of the voyage will take the modules from the Gulf of Mexico up the Sabine River to the refinery, Cianbro spokesman Alan Grover said in a news release.

According to Grover, it will take about four days for crews to offload the modules. A tugboat will then transfer the barge to a different pier, where two large pieces of refinery equipment will be loaded for the trip back to Maine. The two items, known as pressure vessels, are too large to transport by land.

To follow the modules’ progress, visit www.cianbro.com and click on “follow the modules’ progress.”

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