McInnis Cement Marine Terminal

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Location: East River, Bronx, NY
Owner: McInnis USA, Inc.
Completion Date: March 1, 2018
Categories: Marine Infrastructure

Weeks Marine was contracted by McInnis Cement to perform the construction of their new marine terminal in the Port Morris section of The Bronx.  This former 19th century float yard for rail cars that were taken via carfloat barges to Manhattan and Long Island, was transformed into a state of the art marine terminal that receives cement from bulk carriers.

Weeks’ scope of work consisted of marine demolition, dredging and marine construction of the new marine terminal.  The ship dock includes 11 pier caps that have a total of 86 drilled piles, which range from 24-36” dia. and are anchored via rock sockets into steep sloping bedrock.  With water depths exceeding 45’ and limited over burden, Weeks developed means and methods, and optimized the constructability of the design through early involvement with the client and engineer. Weeks’ jackup barge was used to provide a stable template for installing the rock sockets.  Value engineering was also performed to precast the concrete caps, which were set using the Weeks 533 heavy lift crane barge.  Over 1400CY of concrete was installed for the double-sided dolphins, which are designed to simultaneously support a bulk carrier on the outboard side, and a barge mounted ship unloader inboard.