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South Terminal Wharf Strengthening - Phase 1

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About the Project

The Port of Everett's South Terminal wharf strengthening project is to construct a heavylift pad in the northwestern corner of the wharf to allow for the safe and efficient movement of rolling cargoes at the new, roll-on/roll-off (Ro/Ro) cargo berth that was built in 2013.

This project, made possible through a grant from taxpayers of Washington State, will strengthen 140-feet of the 700-foot dock. Upon completion, the Port will be able to better accommodate larger Ro/Ro vessels, heavy cargo, and most-importantly, use its mobile harbor cranes at the facility when needed.

The dock was originally constructed in the 1970s with a working load capacity of 500 pounds per square foot (psf). This project will double the strength of the dock, bringing the working load capacity to 1,000 psf.

The Port of Everett is exploring grant funding opportunities that would allow for the strengthening of additional portions, or all, of the South Terminal dock. Investment in dock infrastructure at the Port of Everett is critical, as these facilities are a national asset that keep our freight moving. 

Project Benefits

In 2013, the Port of Everett completed a $1 million project to construct a new Ro/Ro cargo berth at the South Terminal facility. This work positioned the Port's South Terminal to handle some of the largest Ro/Ro vessels in the shipping industry; however, the dock weight capacity somewhat limits the Port's ability to use the berth to its full potential. The wharf strengthening will allow the Port to take on additional business at the facility, in turn, providing economic benefits by way of immediate jobs and local spending.

Status Report

Work Completed to Date:

  • Project planning and design
  • Acceptance of Department of Commerce Grant in the amount of $1,455,000
  • Received Corps permit
  • Advertised for bids for steel pipe pile supply and construction (Sept. 2014)
  • Awarded steel pipe pile supply contract to Skyline Steel, LLC. (Oct. 2014)
  • Awarded construction contract to IMCO General Construction, Inc. (Nov. 2014)
  • Pile driving (Dec. 2014 - Feb. 15, 2015)
  • Construction of the Heavylift pad (Dec. 2014 - May 2015)
  • Contract closeout (August 2015)

Next Steps:

  • None; Project Complete