Huge Splitter Tower Begins Move Across West Tulsa

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 9:37 am
By: News On 6

Heads up in west Tulsa Saturday as a huge piece of machinery is making its way from Fabwell's plant on Regency Drive just north of Sapulpa to the HollyFrontier refinery in west Tulsa.

The 215 foot long naphtha splitter tower weighs about 860,000 pounds and will be using a route starting on Regency Drive then...

  • west on West 81st
  • south on Frankoma Road
  • west on Highway 166
  • north on Highway 97
  • east on 41st Street
  • north on Southwest Boulevard

The location where it was built is only about six miles from the refinery, but the route it will take is about 20 miles long in order to avoid as many obstacles as possible. 

5/6/2016 Related Story: Giant Naphtha Splitter Tower To Be Moved Through Tulsa

The company moving the naphtha splitter tower is working closely with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, the cities of Tulsa and Sand Springs, Creek and Tulsa counties, state and local police, as well as five local utility companies and BNSF Railroad to get the load through the 20-mile route.