Canaveral Port Authority appoints CH2M to design new cruise terminal in Florida
September 26, 2107 – CH2M has won a new contract from Canaveral Port Authority to design a new terminal in Florida, US to support its cruise business, which presently accounts nearly 80% of the port’s total revenue.
Upon becoming operational, the new 1,400 ft terminal will join Port Canaveral’s existing Cruise Terminal One facility to handle ships with capacities of over 5,400 passengers.
Under the contract, CH2M will also offer permit support, dredging, bidding support and construction support as part of its waterside engineering design and permitting services contract. Port Canaveral aims to widen and deepen its channel, as well as develop new cargo piers.
The new terminal, overall refurbishment of the port, and improvement plans are likely to support approximately 4,000 permanent jobs.
CH2M will extend its full support to port authority to get permits from various state and local agencies including the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission.
CH2M project manager Gary Ledford said: “With experience on both waterside and landside design of cruise terminals at Port Canaveral, we dive deeper than most when it comes to understanding the relationship between a wharf and terminal.
“Our multi-faceted design knowledge will aid the port authority in ensuring that the wharf and the new terminal function seamlessly together so incoming ships can turn around efficiently and continue their journeys.”