Project Description

CONTRACT NAME:  Dock Fender Improvements (Cargo Dock 1, Dock Extension and Dock 2)

LOCATION: Port Allen, LA

APPROXIMATE CONTRACT VALUE: $7,500,000

OWNER: Port of Greater Baton Rouge

Scope of Work

The Port of Greater Baton Rouge required an upgrade to the aging facilities to keep pace with the needs of their tenants.  The Port’s existing fender system and mooring equipment could no longer safely support the increased size of the ships berthing at the facility.  The project scope was to be completed during the Mississippi Rivers low water stage.  The seven new fenders were prefabricated in section and shipped to the Port for final assembly and installation.  Cycle Marine subcontracted Fabricari LLC to fabricated and install the fenders onsite while working from Cycle’s floating plant.  The fenders ranged in weight and size.  Five of the “typical” fenders were 50’ long and 40’ tall weighting 92,500 lbs and two “stair” fenders were 75’ long and 40’ tall weighting 143,000 lbs. each.