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Center Port Terminal
43840 SR 7, Hannibal, Ohio 43931
This 1,300-acre site includes approximately 300 acres of developed industrial land along the Ohio River. Formerly an aluminum smelting plant, it is located just off State Route 7 and is equipped with private rail service, full electric and natural gas service, a water treatment plant, as well as two harbors with cranes and conveyor systems. Two warehouse buildings totaling 207,000 square feet (sf) with cranes are available. A furnished office and medical building are on site as well. Topography of the portion of site along the river is generally flat. Additional undeveloped acreage is available north of State Route 7 with topography that is hilly with options for terraced site layout.
- Dock on Site: Yes
- Ohio River Mile: 123
- Pool Elevation: 602 feet amsl
- 4-lane Highway: 0 to State Route 7
- Interstate: 31 to Interstate 70
- Rail: 0 to Carload Express
- Airport: 83 to Pittsburgh International Airport
Number Miles to
- Gas: Yes, Dominion Gas and Columbia Gas
- Electric: Yes, AEP Ohio
- Water: Yes, Monroe Water System
- Sewer: Yes, On-site
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Map (FIRM) 390404 FIRMette, the site is located in two Flood Zones, both labeled as AE, which have two different distinctions due to the location of the Ohio River south of the site. Zone AE, furthest away from the Ohio River, is described as a Special Flood Hazard Area that is subject to inundation by the 1 percent annual chance of flood. Zone AE has base flood elevations determined.
Floodway areas in Zone AE near the Ohio River are defined as the floodway in the channel of a stream plus any adjacent floodplain areas that must be kept free of encroachment so that the 1 percent annual chance flood can be carried out without substantial increases in flood heights.
The remainder of the site is in an unincorporated area and no flood zones are determined.View floodplain map
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) NWI map for the Former ORMET site shows a total of nine wetland areas, all located on the portion of the site south of Ohio SR 7. Six of the wetlands are freshwater ponds (PUBGx – Palustrine, Unconsolidated Bottom, Intermittently Exposed, Excavated) that total 14.92 acres. Five of these freshwater ponds are located on the southeast portion of the site and one is located near the southwest corner. One wetland (PEM1A – Palustrine Emergent, Persistent Vegetation, Temporary Flooded) is a Freshwater Emergent Wetland that measures 3.30 acres and is located on the southwest corner of the site. Two additional wetlands, a Freshwater Emergent Wetland (PEM1C – Palustrine emergent, Persistent vegetation, Seasonally Flooded) totaling 1.44 acres and a Freshwater Forested/Shrub Wetland (PSS1/EM1Cd – Palustrine, Scrub- Shrub, Broad leaved deciduous/Palustrine, Emergent, Persistent Vegetation, Seasonally Flooded, Partially Drained/Ditched) totaling 1.71 acres are located on the southwest portion of the site.View National Wetlands Inventory map
According USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), there were several soil types mapped for the site. The two soil types that were dominant are Made Land (Ma – 409.1 acres, 31.3 percent of the site) and the Gilpin-Upshur complex (GkG – 392.3 acres, 30 percent of the site).View soil map View soil report
Transportation (For maps, see Interactive Maps above)
Two docking facilities exist along the Ohio River. Both of the docking facilities have operational cranes and conveyors for loading and unloading of materials. The docking facilities allow for the docking of a maximum of 48 barges. A river permit currently exists for loading and unloading alumina.
USCG/USACE River Info
According to the USACE Ohio River Navigational Charts database, the river depths at the site range from 0 to 2.74 meters in depth near the shoreline and 2.74 meters deep or greater beyond. The Center Port Terminal – Ormet Site is located near Ohio River Mile 123, which has normal pool elevations of approximately 602 feet above mean sea level (amsl).
ODOT River Terminal Location(s)
According to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Division of Planning, Maritime & Freight Program information database, there are two terminal locations identified at the site. The eastern terminal is located at river mile Ohio River Mile 123.6, and the second terminal is located at Ohio River Mile 123.1.
There are railroad tracks located along the north side of the site. There are additional railroad spurs planned for the site that will create a new loop system around the mass of existing buildings that were used for aluminum production. The railroad tracks from the site to Belmont County are owned by the current property owner and operated by Carload Express. The rail connects with Norfolk Southern near the Monroe-Belmont County borders. Currently old railroad ties are being replaced with new ties east of the site.
The primary vehicular access to the site is from Ohio SR 7. It is a two-lane road and there is good visibility for motorists turning into the site or out onto Ohio SR 7. This site is located 33 miles to Interstate 77.
The Pittsburgh International Airport is located 83 miles from this site, and the Monroe County Regional Airport is located 27 miles from the site.
Utilities (For maps, see engineer's map(s) above)
Gas service is provided by both Dominion Gas and Columbia Gas Companies. The main gas service lines extend along Ohio SR 7 and enter the site near the northwest corner. They then extend into a structure where they are divided into distribution lines that service various operations throughout the site. The gas usage in the past has been as much as 150 thousand cubic feet (mcf) per day.
Currently the electric service is provided by American Electric Power (AEP). Two AEP 138kV lines on site.
Potable water service is provided by Monroe Water Systems with an 18-inch water line that comes from a 2-million gallon water tank across SR 7 from the site. In addition to the potable water supply, there is a Ranney Collector Well that reportedly produces 2 million gallons per day (gpd) for non-potable water/industrial usage. The site has a permit to utilize 5 million gallons of water from the Ohio River for non-potable water/industrial usage.
A sanitary sewer treatment plant exists on the west side of the Hannibal Industrial Park and it belongs to the site. The capacity for the sanitary sewer treatment plant is 700,000 gpd.
Currently the storm drainage sheet flows into a storm drainage collection system and is treated at the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The WWTP is located at the southeast corner of the site. The treated water is discharged into the Ohio River. There are four storm water outfalls that discharge into the Ohio River. All four outfalls are monitored.