First steel arrives for Port Canaveral’s new cruise terminal.
The waterside construction at Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 3 is underway and a new 1,309-foot-long berth will soon take shape with the arrival of the first steel for the bulkhead wall.
Waterside construction at the new state-of-the-art Cruise Terminal 3 of Port Canaveral has already started. A new 1,309-foot-long berth is due to take shape via the first steel’s arrival for the bulkhead wall.
Intermarine LLC Ocean Globe, a 545-foot multi-purpose U.S.-flagged vessel, arrived at the Port this week to discharge 261 steel pipes ranging in length from 110.5 to 126 feet. The 36-inch diameter pipe piles will be part of an A-frame structure that will anchor to the waterfront bulkhead wall.
Contractor for the project is RUSH Marine. The waterside construction of the new berth began in September, with the demolition of existing pier structures and installation of protective barriers to prevent erosion resulting from wake and wave action generated by vessels transiting the Port’s main channel.
In a first for Port Canaveral, a lightweight aggregate will be used in construction as backfill to cut long-term settlement of the berth. It reduces load on the bulkhead wall, enabling a reduction in the size of the steel and substantially decreasing construction costs. The aggregate is manufactured from various clays produced by a rotary kiln process.
The completed CT-3 terminal will be the port’s largest single capital project in its 65-year history. The project will cost $150 millions, and will be finished in time for the arrival of Carnival’s yet-to-be-named 180,000-ton “XL Class” vessel in June 2020.
According to The Maritime Executive.