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Seaport Modernization - South Terminal Wharf Strengthening Phase II

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Project Title 
Seaport Modernization – South Terminal Wharf Strengthening Phase II

Strategic Initiative
Port Initiative 1: Seaport Modernization

Project Location Map 
Aerial view and rendering of the Port of Everett's South Terminal Modernization Project

The South Terminal Wharf Modernization Project will increase the strength of the South Terminal Wharf from 500 pounds per square foot (psf) to 1,000 psf to accommodate modern cargo operations and support two, 100-foot gauge container cranes. The South Terminal is key to the Port’s Seaport Modernization program. The dock was originally built in the 1970s to support log operations. The upgrade will allow use for modern heavier cargo operations. It strengthens the remaining 560-feet of the 700-foot South Terminal wharf structure (140-feet was strengthened as part of Phase I in 2015). The modernized wharf will also provide vaults for ships to plug into future shore power while at berth.  

Desired Outcome
This project will ensure the Port’s facilities are ready to support the next generation of over-dimensional cargo, including aerospace parts for the new 777X.

The project began with the Port of Everett Commission awarding construction contracts Feb. 23, 2018. On August 15, 2018, the project’s groundbreaking occurred, with work already underway to install pilings. Completion is expected January 2020.

Project Cost 
Total: $36 million

Project Manager
Steve Hager
Project Manager

State & Federal Support
State and federal support for this project includes nearly $22 million in federal loans from the TIGER grant program, established by Senator Patty Murray and FAST Lane grant program from Senator Maria Cantwell, as well as funds from the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) program.