Port Fourchon Northern Expansion Phase II, Slip C Bulkhead Project

Growing the Port City of Fourchon, LA
Project Objective

To install new bulkhead infrastructure to service marine oil & gas operations.

Project Overview

APC was responsible for the installation of 117,665 square foot of steel sheet pile wall, 64,220 linear foot of 12” precast concrete piles, 2,310 linear foot of 24” steel pipe piles, and installation of a test pile program.  This project was located along a vital, operational navigational waterway in Port Fourchon, Louisiana which services virtually all deepwater offshore energy activity in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

APC’s operational ingenuity brought about a tremendous cost-saving measure to utilize a rolling pipe template that would span the entire deadman length and allow us to install all the piles for a deadman with one template set.  This saved a considerable amount of time with pile layout while minimizing our cycle time on pile installation.  This resulted in significant cost saving measures for our client.

APC utilized a more compact crane allowing us to be both actively in the excavation and also closer to the berm to install the sheet piles and mooring piles with the same crane. This application, using the more compact crane in excavation, was unique as we were working inside of an excavation built of dredged material with a very high-water content without the use of a traditional sheet pile bulkhead wall. This solution was key in enabling us to meet the schedule due to the sheet pile coating lead time.

Client Name
Port of Fourchon
Project Location
Fourchon, LA
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