McCarthy starts work on $57.3 million Texas port project

Written by Marine Log Staff

McCarthy is starting Port of Beaumont project by demolishing a failed dock structureto make way for a new state-of-the-art general cargo dock.

McCarthy Building Companies has started work on Phase 2 of the Main Street Terminal 1 project at the Port of Beaumont in Texas.

This follows approval by the port’s Board of Commissioners of McCarthy’s $57.3 million construction bid for the project, which is aimed at increasing the ports general cargo handling capacity by more than 15%.

The project includes demolition of a failed dock structure and construction of a new state-of-the-art general cargo dock.

The Main Street Terminal is the main dock for the Port of Beaumont, whose central location makes it the number one strategic military port in the country. The original dock collapsed in 2012, thus McCarthy must first safely demolish the entire dock in water that has zero visibility.

With portions of the dock still standing, says McCarthy, it is critical to remove everything off the floor before installing the new dock in the old docks footprint, as any underwater obstructions could hinder pile driving installation.

The new dock will be 1,200 feet long and 130 feet wide, with a larger section in the middle measuring 152 feet wide. Its construction will consist of concrete piles, cast-in-place concrete caps and beams, pre-case concrete deck panels, and a concrete topping slab. McCarthy is self-performing all concrete and pile i....

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