The Broward County Board of County Commissioners recently approved a deliberately phased Agreement between Broward County and HDR Engineering, Inc., for Design and Engineering Services - Port Everglades Slip 1 Expansion, for the Broward County Port Everglades Department, in the total contract amount of $6,347,506.
The project involves multiple privately owned and operated facilities within Port Everglades including the petroleum industry represented by individual oil companies; SFPS, who is the offloading facility owner and operator and PEECO, who is responsible for the removal of contaminated materials in this berth area.
Additionally, further coordination was needed as this berth area will be deepened as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Deepening and Widening project at the Port. Several different project issues needed to be resolved prior to finalizing scope and commencing negotiations. These issues included the remediation of the known contaminated materials and the financial responsibility for remediation; maintaining the continuity of operations while the project is being constructed, so that petroleum products could continue to be offloaded at Port docks; and managing the interface between this project and USACE’s project needed to be clearly defined.
This deliberately phased Agreement provides professional design, engineering and permitting services, for the expansion of Slip 1 at Port Everglades. Construction Administration will be included as a future phase of this deliberately phased Agreement.
The project will widen Slip 1 by approximately 175 feet to the south by constructing a new bulkhead along Berths 9 and 10. In addition to the bulkhead and marine infrastructure construction, this project will require coordination for the removal and disposal of known contaminated soils along with collaboration with the petroleum industry for the relocation of privately owned and currently operational petroleum offloading facilities that serve Berths 9 and 10.
HDR Engineering, Inc. team includes sub consultants, Cordova Rodriguez & Associates, Inc., Tierra South Florida, Inc., Craig A. Smith & Associates, Inc., Cherokee Enterprises, Inc., Adept Public Relations, LLC and Collins Engineers, Inc.