Terminal Improvements and Rehabilitation of North and South Docks,
Hess Oil
Port Reading, NJ

Hess Oil Terminal Improvements and RehabilitationWBCM provided complete planning, marine engineering design, permitting and construction phase services for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the North and South dock facilities at the Hess Oil Terminal in Port Reading, NJ. The work was phased to accommodate the schedule of an active facility while immediately improving the structural integrity of the existing South dock structures. Phase 1 repairs included new high energy absorbing fenders and pile jacketing and steel bracing replacement at the South dock. Phase 1 planning and design was fast-tracked with all repair work completed within a 30-day window that was concurrent with the refinery’s scheduled shutdown. WBCM provided the procurement services for Hess in order to pre-purchase materials and maintain the project schedule.

Phase 2 consisted of the construction of new breasting dolphins for berthing of 900-foot vessels, a new loading platform, crane tower modifications, new gangway systems and supports, a new North dock fendering system, pile jacketing, and replacement of structural steel bracing. A new barge docking facility and mooring dolphin at the North bulkhead were added to the Phase 2 design.

Throughout the contract, WBCM attended project management meetings and provided technical administration assistance to the client.

  • Owner:
    Hess Corporation
  • Total Construction Cost:
    $15 million
  • WBCM Services:
    Marine Engineering
    Structural Engineering
    Industrial Engineering
    Site Engineering