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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Pile Driving to Resume at Tacoma’s Husky Terminal

Posted by July 5, 2017

Photo: The Northwest Seaport Alliance

Photo: The Northwest Seaport Alliance

Pile driving at the Husky Terminal in the Tacoma Tideflats is slated to resume July 6 at the close of the annual fish migration season which runs from February to July.
 
The Pier 4 work is part of $250 million in terminal improvements that began in September 2016 on Tacoma’s General Central Peninsula. Upgrades include strengthening and realigning a berth and adding eight new super-post-Panamax cranes capable of serving two 18,000-TEU container ships at the same time.
 
The new cranes, to be built by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC) in China, will be capable of serving ultra-large container vessels with an outreach of 24 containers and a lift height of 165 feet above the pier deck.
 
Pile driving at the northwest end of the Blair Waterway is expected to occur during regular construction hours of 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays.
 
The reconstructed berth will also include conduit for future shore power to allow ships to plug into electricity while at dock.
 
Construction and the first four cranes are estimated to be done in 2018. Four additional cranes will arrive in 2019.
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