The US$22m (£13.5m) contract is part of the US$1bn redevelopment of Middle Harbor. The nine-year project will upgrade wharfs, water access and storage areas and add a greatly expanded on-dock rail yard. Buildings will be constructed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building standards. The new terminal will move twice the cargo while generating half the air pollution.
Arcadis will provide full construction management services including constructability reviews, scheduling, estimating, cost controls, construction oversight and inspection for the first phase of the programme.
“This is a major project for the Port of Long Beach, and solidifies Arcadis’ position as a leading provider of management services,” said CEO of Arcadis’ US business Steve Blake. “Arcadis is proud to be involved in a project that will improve the environment and quality of life for residents for years to come by reducing air pollution by an estimated 50% and creating thousands of jobs for the Long Beach community. Achieving the delicate balance between industrial advancements and the natural world is always at the forefront of our efforts.”