#13. Terminal 46 apron strengthening and electrical upgrade

Original contract amount: $17,377,689

The three existing terminals will be consolidated into one at Terminal 46.
Photo courtesy Port of Seattle

Project address:
Between 1201 Alaskan Way S. and 401 Alaskan Way S.

Start of construction:
Dec. 16, 2002

Expected completion date:
October 2004

Port of Seattle

With recent economic setbacks, such as the departure of Hasbro and Nissan Motor Co. from the region, the Port of Seattle is undertaking major facilities upgrades at many of its key properties.

Terminal 46, an 88-acre container yard near Safeco Field, currently leased by the Korean shipping line Hanjin, will undergo some major modifications.

Hanjin’s lease expires in 2010, and the possibility of turning the terminal into a cruise ship facility is attractive to the port, with its easy access to Pioneer Square and other waterfront tourism sites.

Apron strengthening and electrical upgrades are the first stages of an overall yard and building consolidation project. The overall goal is to turn the three terminals into one.

In addition to site and apron demolition, the project calls for construction of 2,300 feet of apron with 100-foot gage crane rails for three new cranes.

There will be new inbound and outbound lanes to Alaskan Way South, new substations, a power supply and a new Alaskan Way South parking lot.

Other components of the project are being bid separately in 2003.


American Construction Co., 411 13th St., Everett, WA 98201, (425) 259-0118

CH2M Hill
Elcon Associates
Moffatt & Nichol Engineers
Shannon & Wilson

Other Participants
Concrete Technology
Elcon Corp.
Mountain Pacific Rail
National Pipe and Piling

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