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Strategically located in Houston’s refining and petrochemical corridor and in close proximity to multiple third-party ammonia, hydrogen and nitrogen pipelines, the Vopak Moda Houston (VMH) terminal is the first greenfield terminal in the Port of Houston in more than a decade. VMH is the only existing waterborne ammonia terminal in the Port of Houston with deepwater capabilities. The state-of-the-art facility is designed to berth very large gas carriers (VLGCs), as well as smaller vessels and barges and has existing permits for additional berthing capability. VMH is connected via pipeline to the Port of Houston petrochemical complex, the nation’s largest and world’s second-largest petrochemical complex.

Jointly owned, developed, and operated by Royal Vopak and Moda Midstream, the facility combines the strengths of Vopak's global resources and experience with Moda's successful track record of developing and operating premier independent logistics infrastructure,

With the ability to safely and reliably transport ammonia and other pressurized gasses, Vopak Moda Houston is a vital link in the new energy transition supply chain. VMH is also in active discussions with customers to provide supply chain solutions for low carbon products, including storage and handling of green and blue ammonia, hydrogen, and low-carbon bunkering. VMH is well positioned to become the premier hydrogen and low-carbon ammonia terminaling hub on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Vopak Moda site layout

Facility and Services

  • Fully automated terminal incorporating latest safety technology
  • Newly constructed dock employing state-of the-art marine unloading and loading arms
  • 1 deepwater dock (VLGC capable) with ability to add additional deepwater berths
  • 1 barge dock
  • Additional waterfront and storage expansion capabilities
  • Current Tanks: 2 x 15,000-ton tanks for ammonia storage
  • Current Capacity: 30,000 total metric tons
  • Pressurized Bullet Tanks: 5
  • Total Bullet Tank Capacity: 14,285 Barrels