NW Innovation Works, LLC – Kalama (NWIW) and the Port of Kalama are planning to construct the Kalama Manufacturing and Marine Export Facility (KMMEF), which will consist of a methanol manufacturing facility and a new marine terminal on approximately 100 acres on the Columbia River at the Port’s North Port site.

The proposed methanol manufacturing plant will convert natural gas to methanol, which will be stored on site and transported via marine vessel to global markets, primarily in Asia. The methanol will be used for the production of olefins, which are the primary components in the production of consumer products, such as carpet, plastic goods, and cell phones. The proposed marine terminal will accommodate the oceangoing vessels that will transport methanol to destination ports. It will also be designed to accommodate general use by the Port as a lay berth where vessels could moor while waiting to use other Port berths.

In related actions, Northwest Pipeline LLC is proposing to construct and operate the Kalama Lateral Project (the proposed pipeline), a 3.1-mile natural gas pipeline to the proposed project, and Cowlitz County Public Utility District No. 1 is proposing to upgrade electrical service to provide power to the proposed project.

The Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Final Supplemental EIS) is available here https://kalamamfgfacilitysepa.com/

General Information

Kalama Methanol Manufacturing Project NEWS

  • 05Nov

    Kalama Methanol Permit Review / Ecology Information

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  • 30Aug

    Methanol Manufacturing Facility Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Released

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  • 30Aug

    Methanol Manufacturing Facility FSEIS Released

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  • 08May

    Port of Kalama Manufacturing and Marine Export Facility

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  • 06Dec

    PUBLIC HEARING: Kalama Manufacturing & Marine Export Facility, December 13th, 6 to 9 pm, Cowlitz County Event Center

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  • 13Nov

    Port, County Release Draft Supplemental EIS for Proposed Kalama Methanol Plant

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  • 13Nov

    NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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  • 16May

    Moving forward! With exhaustive environmental impact study completed, Port and County finish up with additional greenhouse gas analysis of methanol plant

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  • 08May

    Superior Court Judge Reinstates Shoreline/Conditional Use Permits for Methanol Plant at Port of Kalama

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  • 08May

    Superior Court Judge Reinstates Shoreline/Conditional Use Permits for Methanol Plant

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