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Floating Container Wharf

Valdez, Alaska

BergerABAM designed an innovative floating concrete container wharf to overcome potential liquefaction and unstable sea floor soils present in this high seismic area. The modular/on-site assembly concept used in the design substantially aided the overall construction at this site, which is typically burdened by heavy snowstorms and 22-foot daily tidal variation conditions. To meet the aggressive project schedule required, the floating elements and access ramps for the project were constructed off site in an industrialized location and wet towed to the final deployment site in Valdez for installation.

Services Provided by BergerABAM: 
  • Value Engineering
  • Preliminary Design
  • Detailed Engineering Drawings
  • Specifications
  • Cost Estimating
  • Damage Stability Analysis
  • Ocean Towing Analysis
  • Pontoon Fabrication Inspection
  • Construction Support
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