Test Pile Program Construction Update: May 31, 2016

Test Pile Program Construction Update: May 31, 2016

Work is nearly complete on the Port of Anchorage’s (POA) test pile program. The remaining three piles will be driven this week (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday) near Terminal 1 and at the north end of the Port, pending tidal or other construction constraints.

Restrikes on each of the ten test piles will start the first week in June and be complete by June 18, 2016. Each pile will be struck up to ten times to confirm structural capacity. Following the Continue reading

Test Pile Program Construction Update: May 23, 2016

Test Pile Program Construction Update: May 23, 2016

Test Pile Program successes continue and we are now at the half-way point! Last week, the Port of Anchorage (POA) drove two more test piles to the target depth of 174 feet below mean low water (MLW) line. Previous piles had been driven to depths ranging from 133 feet to 175 feet below the MLW line. This data will be used to refine further design and construction requirements for Phase 1 in-water construction, scheduled to Continue reading

Alaska’s Main Port Needs A Makeover

Alaska’s Main Port Needs A Makeover

Alaska Public Media
By: Zachariah Hughes

An enormous share of Alaska’s food, fuel, and supplies comes through just a single entryway: the port in Anchorage. Even small communities in distant parts of the state rely on the steady flow of goods over the port’s three docks. But the decades-old facility is rapidly deteriorating. And amid enormous budget deficits, the state’s lawmakers say they can’t pay for improvements.

Zachariah Hughes of Here & Now contributor Alaska Public Media reports.
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Test Pile Program Update: May 18, 2016

Pile driving on the fourth of ten test piles began early this morning near Terminal 1 (Indicator Pile #5). Following initial placement using the vibratory hammer, diesel hammer impact driving will begin around mid-day, pending marine mammal or technical issues. Work should be complete by late afternoon. Construction on the fifth pile (Indicator Pile #2) will begin early Thursday or Friday morning, pending results from today’s efforts. Noise monitors will be in place in Cherry Hill Continue reading

Test Pile Program Construction Update: May 16, 2016

Test Pile Program Construction Update: May 16, 2016

On May 14, 2016, the Derrick Barge (DB) General changed position to the next test pile location near Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricant (POL) 1. The next planned pile driving is set for Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

Similar to previous pile installation, work will begin with the vibratory hammer, followed by the hydraulic impact hammer. Work will last approximately 4 to 5 hours, pending marine mammal, tidal, technical, or safety issues.

At $10k an hour, crews begin placing test piles for Port of Anchorage upgrade

At $10k an hour, crews begin placing test piles for Port of Anchorage upgrade

KTVA News
By: Shannon Ballard

The biggest barge crane on the west coast is currently in Anchorage. It’s carrying ten steel piles, each 200 feet long, four feet in diameter and weighing more than 50 tons.

They’re slowly being hammered into Cook Inlet as part of the Port of Anchorage’s modernization program, which will replace deteriorating infrastructure.

“The question was asked, ‘What do you need to do to keep cargo moving across the dock for the state of Alaska for Continue reading

Test Pile Program Construction Update: May 9, 2016

Test Pile Program Construction Update: May 9, 2016

Starting early this week, the Derrick Barge (DB) General will move north and stage in a new location near the Port of Anchorage’s (POA) Terminal 3. The POA plans on installing the Test Pile Program’s third pile starting Thursday morning, May 12, 2016.

Installation will begin with the vibratory hammer, followed by the hydraulic impact hammer. The vibratory phase is expected to take approximately 30 minutes. After an equipment change, the Continue reading

Problems with the Port – part 3

Problems with the Port – part 3

Fox 4 KTBY Anchorage
By: Gretchen Parsons

The Port of Anchorage services 85-percent of Alaska’s population and connects marine, highway, rail and air cargo systems that go to 200 different communities in Alaska.

The structures have reached their useful life spans and one of the most impactful facilities in the state could be compromised.

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Problems with the Port – part 2

Problems with the Port – part 2

Fox 4 KTBY Anchorage
By: Gretchen Parsons

The Port of Anchorage services 85-percent of Alaska’s population and connects marine, highway, rail and air cargo systems that go to 200 different communities in Alaska.

The structures have reached their useful life spans and one of the most impactful facilities in the state could be compromised.

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Problems at the Port

Problems at the Port

YourAlaskaLink.com
By: Gretchen Parsons

The Port of Anchorage services 85-percent of Alaska’s population and connects marine, highway, rail and air cargo systems that go to 200 different communities in Alaska.

The structures have reached their useful life spans and one of the most impactful facilities in the state could be compromised.

View Full Story Here:
http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/problems-at-the-port/article_d43be194-10f4-11e6-9adb-cf2733ccea1f.html