Port Canaveral Completes Upgrade of North Cargo Piers 1 and 2

6/5/2018

 
Port Canaveral Completes Upgrade of North Cargo Piers 1 and 2

Renovation construction project completed on schedule;
portions of deck and marine fenders replaced
 

New concrete surface at Port Canaveral’s North Cargo Piers 1&2

(Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)
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Port Canaveral, FL – Port Canaveral has completed, ahead of schedule, an eight-month modernization project to renovate its North Cargo Piers 1 and 2.  The project is part of an overall infrastructure improvement plan to maximize usability of existing bulkhead space at the Port. Construction included new concrete decking, marine fenders, bollards and concrete curbs.  During all phases of construction, two adjoining piers remained fully-functional to ensure uninterrupted operations at Seaport Canaveral fuel storage and distribution facilities and Morton Salt.
 
“Port Canaveral is a strategic asset for Central Florida.  It’s vitally important that our capabilities keep pace with the economic growth of our region,” stated Captain John Murray, Port CEO.  “The restoration of North Cargo Piers 1 and 2 ensure we have the ability to meet our current cargo projections while keeping us well positioned for the future.”
 

North Cargo Pier 1 with new marine fenders, bollards and concrete curbs
(Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)
 
The reconstruction effort involved removing and replacing approximately 13,520 sq ft of concrete pier deck, repairing existing concrete pile caps, and applying a cathodic protection system, which prolongs the lifespan of the steel reinforcement.  The existing concrete pier deck was repaired by mechanically removing and replacing an additional 5,070 sq ft of concrete topping, installing new marine fenders, bollards and concrete curbs.  New potable water piping, water station manifolds and concrete enclosures were also installed.
 
GLF Construction Corporation from Miami performed the work on the project, which began in October 2017.  Total investment in the project was just over $4 million. The Port was awarded a Florida Seaport Transportation Economic Development (FSTED) grant to match 50-percent of the project’s cost.
 

Overnight construction crew pouring new concrete deck
(Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)
 
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