Towers moved to Westlake refinery - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Towers moved to Westlake refinery

WESTLAKE, LA (KPLC) -

The first of two large processing towers was moved to the Phillips 66 refinery in Westlake on Thursday.

The first tower slowly made its way down several streets.

Each tower weighs more than three million pounds and is more than 100-feet-long.

The towers were estimated to take five hours to transport from Port of Lake Charles property to the refinery.

It took only two and a half hours on Thursday, and the second tower will leave at 7:30 a.m. Friday for the same destination.   

"These two large pieces of equipment came to us from Germany so they've been in route several weeks before making it to this destination and it's taken quite a bit of planning and the coordination of logistics as well as a lot of safety precautions to move an object as large as this," said Carol Collins, Phillips 66 director of public directions.

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