Terminal 18 North Apron upgrade
In 2002, an expansion project made Terminal 18 at the Port of Seattle the largest container terminal in Seattle and one of the largest in the Northwest. A new project, which began in May 2005, will continue to enhance the capabilities of the port by modernizing the terminal and increasing its ability to handle larger container volumes with the eventual addition of eight Post-Panamax cranes. To prepare for the new cranes, structural modifications will be made to more than 2,500 linear feet of apron and the electric systems will be upgraded.
Other improvements include a new 100-foot gauge landside crane rail that will increase the vertical load capacity for the waterside crane rail over a length of 2,480 linear feet in order to accommodate the future 100-foot gauge container cranes at the terminal between bents 162 and 286.
The 50-foot gauge landside crane rail at Terminal 18 will be realigned and reconstructed and a new 2,440-linear-foot steel pile fender system will be added. The timber fender system at the north end of the terminal will be rehabilitated.
The Terminal 18 North Apron project includes several improvements to the infrastructure at the port, including new water lines, electrical upgrades, enhanced lighting, pavement replacement and demolition.
New work also includes 1,000 linear feet of berth deepening, requiring the installation of a sheet pile wall, as well as dredging and disposal of unsuitable sediment. Additionally, a 1,500-square-foot lunchroom will be constructed at the terminal.
Address: Terminal 18, Harbor Island, Seattle
Cost: $36.15 million (award amount)
Type of contract: Hard bid
Start of construction: May 2005
Expected completion date: August 2008
Manson Construction Co.,
KPFF, 101 Stewart St., Suite 800,
Owner: Port of Seattle
CH2M Hill —
Dalton Electric —
Elcon Associates —
Hart Crowser —
Port Design Group —
Sider & Byers Mechanical