US: Corps of Engineers receives request to modify Anchorage dredging project

US: Corps of Engineers receives request to modify Anchorage dredging project

Dredging News Online

The US Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District has received a Section 408 permission request from the Port of Anchorage to modify an existing federal dredging project as part of the Anchorage Port Modernization Programme.

The port’s programme consists of five phases to replace and modernize existing docks. The request for Section 408 permission is for the North Extension Stabilization, Step 1, which will be completed as part of Phase 1.

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Anchorage settles with 2nd contractor in lawsuit over port expansion

Alaska Dispatch News
By: Alex DeMarban

A second contractor has settled with the city in a lawsuit over the bungled Port of Anchorage expansion, with general contractor Quality Asphalt Paving agreeing to pay just over $5.1 million to end its financial liability in the case.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason ordered the company released from liability in the city’s sprawling lawsuit against multiple contractors involved in a failed project that ultimately cost Continue reading

As economy loses steam, Alaska’s major shippers report import declines

As economy loses steam, Alaska’s major shippers report import declines

Alaska Dispatch News
By: Jeannette Lee Falsey

With Alaska’s economy sluggish, the volume of goods brought into the state by its two major shipping lines is on the decline.

The moderate shrinkage of imports has competitors Matson and Totem Ocean Trailer Express, known as TOTE, working harder to defend market share while continuing investment in a small regional economy where growth over the next few years is not in the forecast.

The companies deposit their cargoes side-by-side at the Continue reading

Arctic Transportation Infrastructure Needs

Arctic Transportation Infrastructure Needs

Alaska Business Monthly – October 2016
By Julie Stricker

An Alaska road map is barren by Lower 48 standards. Most of the roads in the 49th State are concentrated in the most-populous Southcentral region, with two highways connecting Fairbanks and Anchorage. One of those turns to the east and Canada. The other heads north, ending on the shores of the Arctic Ocean amid the industrial development of Alaska’s oil fields. Outside  Continue reading

Test Pile Program Update: September 9, 2016

When the Port of Anchorage (POA) initiated its Test Pile Program earlier this year, careful attention was paid to potential noise impacts. Long- and short-term noise monitors collected data at locations in Government Hill and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Cherry Hill residential area. The monitoring equipment captured baseline noise levels, and compared this to noise generated by the vibratory, diesel, and impact hammers used to drive the 10 48-inch steel pipe indicator piles. Weather data, a potential influence on data Continue reading

Anchorage Port Modernization Program In‐air Noise and Ground‐borne Vibration Analysis Monitoring Report, August 26, 2016

Anchorage Port Modernization Program In‐air Noise and Ground‐borne Vibration Analysis Monitoring Report, August 26, 2016

Executive Summary

Aging infrastructure at the Port of Anchorage (POA) has far exceeded its economic and design life. Some of the oldest parts of the current infrastructure date back to the early 1960s. The POA is planning to undertake a reconstruction project—the Anchorage Port Modernization Program (APMP)—to improve and update these facilities. The APMP is planned for construction between 2017 and 2022 or later, dependent on available funding.

In advance of the APMP, the POA conducted a smaller‐scale effort during Continue reading

North Extension Stabilization Step 1 Progressive Design Build Industry Outreach

PRE-RFP SITE VISITS

Pre-Request for Proposal site visits of the Port of Anchorage North Extension will be conducted as follows:

Sept. 20, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Sept. 21, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Sept. 22, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

pdf_icon Pre-RFP site visit attendance list from Sept. 20-22, 2016 – pdf

Reservations are required as group size is limited to 10 visitors. Reservations may be made by contacting Christine Adams at 907-762-1340 or christine.adams@ch2m.com
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Logistical-support soldiers enabled Army to hold biggest Alaska training exercise in years

Logistical-support soldiers enabled Army to hold biggest Alaska training exercise in years

KUAC – Fairbanks
By Tim Ellis

Some 5,000 soldiers from around the country and Canada are headed back home after a grueling three-week field-training exercise on ranges around Fort Greely. Arctic Anvil was the biggest exercise U.S. Army-Alaska has held since 2001. It was intended to test the Stryker Brigade’s warfighting abilities. But it also challenged the soldiers who provide logistical support that make operations like Arctic Anvil happen.

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North Extension Stabilization Step 1 Progressive Design Build Procurement – Industry Outreach Questions and Answers: 08/10/2016

pdf_icon Industry Outreach Questions and Answers 08/10/2016 – pdf

 

Q1: If interviews are conducted, how will the interviews be scored?
A1: Interview scores will be included within the technical score.

Q2: Will the owner put out a separate RFP for inspection and testing?
A2: No, we anticipate that third-party inspection and testing will be required to be provided by the progressive design build (PD/B) contractor.

Q3: At which stage in the project do you expect to have permits in Continue reading