Projects:  EPC Terminal
Location:  Midwest
Client:  Confidential
Industry:  Cement
Solution:  Design/Build Bulk Material Transfer Terminals

PENTA completed this project to replace two portable transloaders used to transfer cement from rail cars to cement trucks with a permanent rail-to-truck terminal with 3,000 tons of storage capacity. Modular and containerized solutions were utilized for the terminal.


  • Decrease operations downtime
  • Expedited project schedule and completion


  • Close proximity to an airport required obtaining additional permits for the silo
  • Tight project area required boring under the rail track to run the water/sewer/power to the new terminal
  • A tornado shelter was integrated into the masonry building to ensure employee safety in adverse weather conditions


Phase 1 – Design and construction of a backup rail-to-truck transfer system for the main terminal system to unload cement from rail cars directly into bulk cement trucks.  The system included a pre-engineered rail shed for rail unloading pit weather protection, a containerized compressor room to supply utility air to both the backup system and the main terminal system, and a masonry building to providing space for the main electric room and the operator’s control station.

Phase 2 – Design and construction of the main terminal system, which included a 3,000-ton bolted steel silo, a rail unloading system and truck loading system with dustless load-spout and integrated dust collection.

PENTA’s engineering team of electrical, mechanical, process, and civil/structural engineers work with our industrial team to complete all phases of EPC projects. This includes completion of all conceptual/basic engineering and detail engineering. The engineering and industrial team work together for procurement of equipment and construction services, and our industrial team provides on-site Construction Manager and Safety Management. To learn more about our EPC and EPCM project solutions please visit

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