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CH2M wins contract for repairs to Hudson River piles

22 Jul 16 Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT) in New York, USA, has appointed CH2M to oversee the design of repairs to the approximately 3,500 steel piles that hold up the largest pier structure on the river.

Pier 40, which has a footprint of 15 acres, was originally designed as a passenger ship terminal and is now home to a commercial car park, athletic fields and the trust’s administrative offices.

A 2014 report conducted by CH2M’s ports specialists revealed that 57% of Pier 40’s steel piles are suffering major to severe deterioration, a worsening of 17% from the prior inspection conducted in 2009.

Last October, HRPT announced its intention to transfer development rights to the St John’s Terminal site. In exchange, HRPT would receive an estimated US$100m (£76m) from the St. John’s developer to repair the Pier 40 piles. If the project is ultimately approved by the city, repairs - estimated at US$104.5m - in the 2014 report – will begin next year.

CH2M will design the improvements needed to return Pier 40 to a state of good repair. HRPT expects the design process for the first phase to take approximately six months.

CH2M is delivering the project with Insight Civil Engineering and KS Engineers.

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