United States Coast Guard Military Ocean Terminal (motby)
The clock was running when TAK was awarded this fast-tracked waterfront/marine project for the United States Coast Guard (USCG). After extensive military budget cuts were approved by the U.S. Congress, Governor’s Island which housed USCG docking facilities was sold as part of a proposed plan to save jobs by constructing new docking facilities at the Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey.
TAK maintained the fast-tracked pace of this project despite numerous design changes and a lack of reliable as-builts and sufficient utility documentation. TAK overcame this difficulty by coordinating heavily with the designers and existing utility companies and by performing subsurface investigation and exploratory work. TAK worked closely with the USCG for successful shut downs and wet taps performed both at night and during the weekend to minimize service disruptions.
The project also allowed TAK to successfully demonstrate our value engineering abilities through proposed modifications approved by the designers. With the extensive amount of design changes during the project, the design team welcomed TAK’s proposals to assist in minimizing cost impacts to the project.
TAK proved our ability in marine construction by delivering this fast-tracked project on time despite severe winds and winter weather during pile driving operations and underwater welding operations. The work included the construction of two docks along with extensive electric, communication, sanitary and utility work. The first was a floating dock with a walkway fixed at the shore and included a new fueling station. The fueling station included a new concrete encased aboveground diesel fuel tank with secondary containment and a leak detection system. The second dock was served by underground utilities which were run 3,000 lf from the first dock location. A new prefab building was installed and electric service was provided for a future building.