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Port of Corpus Christi Seeks Engineering/Architect Services on $300M of Capital Improvement Projects

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Port of Corpus Christi: aerial view of the main turning basin.

 

Posted: 2-8-2017, 11:20 a.m.

by Adolfo Pesquera

Corpus Christi (Nueces Co.) - The Port of Corpus Christi has budgeted almost $12.5 million for engineering and architectural fees on 19 projects in its 2017 schedule for capital improvement projects.

The design and construction for these projects may total up to $300 million, and they are on timelines for completion through the years 2018-2020.

On Feb. 1, the port issued the Request for Statements of Interest and Qualifications (RSIQ) for the 2017 major and minor engineering/architectural projects. Projects are considered “major formal” if the fees and expenses are above $150,000; they more “major informal” if fees and expenses are from $50,000 to $150,000; and they are “minor informal” if the fees and expenses are below $50,000.

Most project require experience with marine facilities, however, the port has also budgeted up to $20 million for the construction of a new administrative office building.

Interested contractors have until Feb. 17, 5 p.m. to submit their RSIQ.

Construction of the three largest projects are expected to exceed $50 million each. Listed here in summary are the six largest projects in terms of the construction budget. For a detailed list, interested parties may go to a plan room such as VBX or become a reigstered vendor with the Port of Corpus Christi.

 

Port of Corpus Christi Navigation Road

 

Bulk Terminal Dock, Rail, and Civil Works   

Project Budget: $40,000,000 to $100,000,000
Engineering/Architect Budget: $5 million

The Port Authority is developing a new master plan for the Bulk Terminal. Plans include the design and construction of a third bulk material dock and related upland infrastructure and/or upgrades to an existing bulk dock.  The dock is anticipated to be used to receive bulk cargo, such as barite and similar materials that are currently handled at Port Authority’s Bulk Dock 1.

The purchase and installation of a new bulk material unloading crane and related hopper and conveyor systems is anticipated.

Performance specifications to support the dock conditions, geometry, and anticipated materials will be to allow the Port to select, order, and install a new crane and possibly a conveyor system.

Scope of Work:
The Consultant will review the new master plan and market study, coordinate with Port Authority staff from the Bulk Terminal, Engineering Department, and Commercial Department to identify anticipated cargos and ship configurations.

Based on the completed evaluation, the Consultant will prepare a presentation of alternatives for material handling cranes and conveyor systems for review by the Port Authority and then prepare performance specifications to include but not be limited to: arrangement, type, operational capacity, power and hydraulic requirements, control/instrumentation requirements, equipment dimensions, equipment loads, engine specifications, performance speed, maintenance/repair requirements, testing, installation, training requirements, warranty, and certification/documentation for the selected alternative.

The scope will also generally include design of a bulk dock that can accommodate a suitable loading / unloading crane mooring and breasting structures, dredging, and upland civil work to support bulk material operations. The scope may also include, design of conveyor systems, and related rail and truck loading facilities, coordination with related design work by others, preparation of contract documents, assisting with project bidding, and technical support during fabrication, shipping, inspection, acceptance, installation and commissioning, and other related items.

Permitting and planning to begin in 2017 and to be completed in 2018. Design to begin in 2018, with construction to begin in 2018 and be complete by 2019.


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New Public Oil Docks 20 & 21   

Project Budget: Over $50,000,000
Engineering/Architect Budget: $1.25 million

To accommodate increasing petroleum liquids throughput, the Port of Corpus Christi is developing a site in the Inner Harbor for two new public oil docks.
The proposed location is on the north bank of the Inner Harbor, east of the Bulk Terminal, and west of
the Chemical Turning Basin. The Port Authority has initiated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permitting process for the site.
 
Scope of Work:
The Consultant will review the permit application and the related dock alternatives previously developed and then coordinate with Port Authority staff and other potential stakeholders to develop a design concept for two new oil docks (Oil Docks 20 and 21) to meet anticipated cargo demands. The Consultant will then proceed with preliminary and final design of two oil docks capable of serving a range of vessels from barges to large ships.

The design scope may include docks, breasting and mooring structures, rail components, bulkhead, shoreline protection, dredging, backland development, mechanical and electrical systems for loading and unloading petroleum liquids, potable water supply, fire suppression systems, cathodic protection, and related elements required to provide fully functional dock facilities. The work may also include preparation of contract documents, assisting with procurement of construction services, construction phase support, and technical support during commissioning.

Permitting and planning to be completed in 2017. Design to begin in 2017 and be completed in 2018, with construction to begin in 2018/2019.

New Public Oil Dock--South Bank Inner Harbor   

Project Budget: Over $50,000,000
Engineering/Architect Budget: $1.25 million

To accommodate increasing petroleum liquids throughput, the Port of Corpus Christi is developing a site in the Inner Harbor for a new public oil dock. The proposed location is on the south bank of the Inner Harbor.
 
Scope of Work:
The Consultant may assist with development of a US. Army Corps of Engineers permit application and then coordinate with Port Authority staff and other potential stakeholders to develop a design concept for a new oil dock. The Consultant will then proceed with preliminary and final design of an oil dock capable of serving a range of vessels from barges to large ships.

The design scope may include dock, breasting and mooring structures, rail components, bulkhead, shoreline protection, dredging, backland development mechanical and electrical systems for loading and unloading petroleum liquids, potable water supply, fire suppression systems, cathodic protection and related elements required to provide fully functional dock facilities.

The work may also include preparation of contract documents, assisting with procurement of construction services, construction phase support, and technical support during commissioning.

Permitting and conceptual design to be completed in 2017. Final design with construction to begin in 2018 with construction completed in 2020.


Port of Corpus Christi - Harbor Bridge

 

La Quinta Heavy Haul Road--East   

Project Budget: $5 million to $20 million
Engineering/Architect Budget: $250,000

Industrial development in and near the La Quinta Gateway Terminal may require the movement of oversize and/or overweight cargos from a planned general purpose cargo dock to industrial developments in the area. The Port is currently developing concepts for a heavy haul road for access between the planned dock and US Highway 181.
 
Scope of Work:
The Consultant will review available topographic and geotechnical information, develop and implement additional site work to collect additional geotechnical, topographical, and storm water drainage information, as necessary to support design work, design road geometry, pavement sections for asphalt and flexible pavements to support the anticipated loads, design storm water drainage, bridges, culverts, utility relocations, and pipeline crossings for the haul road.

The Consultant may also prepare contract documents for construction, assist with procurement of construction services, and provide technical support during construction of the road. Coordination with the Texas Department of Transportation may be necessary for connection to, or crossing of, US Highway 181. The planned roadway will consist of a 140 foot wide improved travel lane with shoulders and draining features. The center 70 feet of the roadway will be asphalt pavement, and the remainder will be flexible pavement.

Planning and design to begin in 2017 and be completed in 2018, with construction to begin in 2018 and be completed in 2019.


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La Quinta Liquid Dock       

Total Project Budget: $5,000,000 to 20,000,000
Engineering/Architect Budget: $200,000              

Potential industrial development in and near the La Quinta Gateway terminal may require a liquid cargo
dock for the export of product. The Port is evaluating alternatives for the addition of liquids cargo capability, including adding liquid capability to the planned general cargo dock, an independent public liquids dock, or other configuration that will be cost efficient while meeting anticipated cargo requirements.

Scope of Work:
The Consultant will review alternatives developed to date, coordinate with Port Authority staff and potential dock users to evaluate current alternatives, potentially develop additional alternatives, and then prepare design and construction documents for the selected alternative for a liquids dock to vessels ranging from inland barges to Aframax tankers. The design will include dredging, bulkhead and/or shoreline protection, dock platform and approach way, breasting structures and mooring structures, and a fendering system.

Site work improvements will include design of a flexible pavement for a parking/upland area, lighting, potable water, fire suppression system, and electrical service.

The scope may also include assisting with agency coordination to obtain an amendment to existing Army Corps of Engineers permit, technical support for procurement of construction services, and technical support during construction and final acceptance.

The Port Authority currently anticipates that loading/unloading equipment and related piping, pipe racks, instrumentation, and related structures and equipment will be provided by the dock user(s).

Planning and design to begin in 2017 and be completed in 2018, with construction to begin in 2019 and be completed in 2020.

 

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The Port Authority wants to relocate its administrative offices from Shoreline Boulevard by doing a renovation to the Ortiz International Center, or building adjacent to it.


Ortiz Center Redevelopment   

Project Budget: $15,000,000 to $20,000,000
Engineering/Architect Budget: $500,000              

Port Authority administrative offices on Shoreline Boulevard are in two aging buildings that are at capacity and expensive to operate. The Port Authority is in the process of evaluating alternatives to meet current and future administrative office needs, with primary consideration being given to development at or near the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center. An alternative delivery method may be selected
for this project.

Scope of Work:
Consultant will review and update existing space needs evaluations, review existing site information, and provide initial recommendation for a suitable foundation system, coordinate with various Port Authority staff to develop performance based requirements, and possibly develop alternative delivery (likely Design Build) procurement and contract documents.

If an alternative delivery method is used, the Consultant may provide owner representative services throughout project delivery.

Planning and design in 2017 and early 2018, with construction to begin in mid to late 2018, with completion in 2019.

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adolfo@virtualbx.com


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Adolfo Pesquera is a veteran news journalist. He has previously worked for Hearst Corp., American Lawyer Media, News Corp and Freedom Communications. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He is a communications graduate of the University of Texas-PanAmerican.