A coal export project that fits with Oregon values.
Morrow Pacific is a coal export project being developed by Ambre Energy. The project will create jobs, support schools and invest in rural Oregon counties, while shipping cleaner-burning low-sulfur coal from the U.S. Intermountain region to trade allies such as Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
Coal will be shipped by rail from Intermountain states to the Port of Morrow near Boardman, Oregon. There it will be transferred to an enclosed storage facility and loaded onto covered barges through an enclosed conveyor. The coal will then be shipped down the Columbia River to Port of St. Helens’ Port Westward Industrial Park. There, enclosed transloaders will transfer the coal onto covered oceangoing Panamax ships.
Initially, one four-barge tow per day will move down the Columbia River, shipping 3.5 million metric tons of coal per year to trade allies such as Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. At full capacity, barge tows will increase to two per day with expected shipment of 8 million metric tons per year.
For More Information
Morrow Pacific Project Packet
This packet provides more details about the project, jobs and economic benefits, and environmental standards.
Myth vs. Fact Booklet
Ambre Energy believes issues of coal use and exports should be looked at carefully, analytically and publicly. Dispelling the myths will contribute to that discussion.