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International Terminal Project Updates
International Terminal Renovation Project Updates
January 2010 - Present
The architectural rendering of the International terminal shown here incorporates three phases of construction.
A Certificate of Occupancy was issued by the Public Safety Department in Newport on December 3, 2013, as a final step in the International Terminal Renovation Project.
Amendment No. 30 to the contract between Natt McDougall Company (NMC) and the Port was approved by the Port Commission. The amendment covers a portion of the costs for the additional dredging for the cargo dock and has a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) of $251,685.96.
Natt McDougall Company (NMC) was back on site to install transition plates at the top of the retaining wall on the port side of the Hennebique. The plates span across to the north edge of the ast dock. Divers are inspecting the existing piling under the ro-ro dock. The permit applications and public comment period were delayed due to the government shutdown.
The delivery and installation of the transition plates between the retaining wall on the port side of the Henneb ique and the north edge of the new east dock is expected by mid-October. The inspection, testing, and repair of the existing steel ro-ro dock is scheduled to start in October. That section of the dock will be closed while the work is underway.
The amendment to the joint permit for the dredging revisions has been submitted and terms of the mitigation requirements are being refined.
The Terminal Renovation Project budget continues to carry a positive construction balance and contingency.
An additional small amount of scrap steel was sold from the project, bringing the total credit for the sale of scrap steel to $941,606. The monitoring points on the Hennebique were cleaned and checkedm the as-built drawings for the fire/domestic water systems were submitted to the City of Newport, and the punch list has ben completed. The amendment to the Joint Permit for the dredging revisions was submitted to the Corps of engineers. Terminal Operations Supervisor Jim Durkee was able to get two stormwater samples during the recent rain event. These samples were taken to a corvallis laboratory for testing and the results will be provided to DEQ as part of the Port's 1200Z permit requirements.
The total budget for construction costs, including the most recent Connect Oregon grant, is $20,460,596. A construction balance and contingency of $256,776.88 remains.
The new electrical installation at the International Terminal has beeninspected and comments submitted to KPFF Consulting Engineers for the close-out punch list. The under side of the pier was examined by Port staff for any problems or concerns. Additional mooring cleats are being installed to provide secure moorage for smaller vessels. The Port's 1200Z permit, relating to stringent monitoring, testing, and reporting of stormwater discharge, has been submitted. McRoberts Maritime Security conducted an onsite survey of the terminal area and will draft a plan for traffic and cargo movement and security services.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at the International Terminal on Friday, August 16 at 3:00 PM. The public is invited.
The last of the scrap steel was sold for a total credit to the project of $902,882, which was $600,882 over the initial estimated credit. The remaining creosote piling and associated treated lumber, approximately 55,000 pounds, was removed and disposed of at Coffin Butte by Thompson's Sanitary. Natt McDougall Company (NMC) is demobilizing from the site. The last construction meeting was held on June 6 and a final punch list has been developed by the Port and KPFF Consulting Engineers. A Letter of Substantial Completion was issued, transferring all required maintenance, utilities, and site security to the Port effective June 30. Project Manager Frank Berg reported to the Port Commission at the regular monthly meeting on June 25 that a post-final reconciliation of the project budget shows "we are in good shape" to finish out the project. NMC projects a close-out savings of $100,000. The proposed changes to the Joint Permit for dredging revisions are still under consideration and a final determination on mitigation requirements has yet to be made.
The last of the scrap steel was hauled to the salvage yard, yielding $71,000. The material from demolished portions of the Pasley, Hennebique, and ro-ro dock was used as base material for the new asphalt, and the remainder was applied to a corner of the site that had been cleared of vegetation. Project Manager Frank Berg noted that, apart from contaminated material that was hauled to a landfill, "pretty much everything on the site" had been salvaged and recycled.
Port Commissioner Walter Chuck traveled to Atlanta, GA to receive the Phoenix Award on behalf of the Port of Newport for the Terminal Renovation Project. The Oregon Business Development Department (OBDD) sponsored Chuck's travel and accommodations. The Phoenix Award is given for the cleanup of a site that had ben considered unusable but was restored to a good and productive location. Some exceptional milestones during construction included floating the Pasley off the bottom of the bay where she had been for 60 years. Port staff and commmission agreed that the high-end Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) award should have been presented to contractor Natt McDougall and project manager Frank Berg for their history-making, cost-saving, and and innovative approach to the project.
The Port has been approached about placing the propeller from the Pasley at the base of the Maritime Museum on Bay Boulevard.
The remainder of the scrap steel has been shipped to the salvage yard so the standing credit of $825,669, which was $505,669 over the estimated credit, will increase even more. Sorting and grading of the concrete fromthe ships and the ro-ro dock have bene completed and compacted in place for use as a paving base on the site. The debris from the wood dock was hauled away. The potable water supply and electrical service to the east dock are now in use. A water truck and sweeper were brought in to clear the fine concrete dust that was blowing off the asphalt before the distant water fleet arrived at the new dock. Natt McDougall Company expects to demobilize from the site in mid-June.
Negotiations continue with Teevin Bros. on the proposed log handling operation. In conjunction with those negotiations, the Port is working on tariffs and a security plan for the International Terminal.
There have been additional shipments of scrap steel from the international Terminal Project site so the standing credit of $825,669 will increase. There are more loads of scrap steel to go to the salvage yard. The superstructure at the stern of the Hennebique has been removed and the concrete will be crushed and the rebar salvaged. Sorting and grading of the existing concrete pile is underway and the concrete slab from the old warehouse and net shop is being broken apart. The crushed concrete will be used as paving base material. The existing wood dock that had been used for shoring while the new east dock was built on top of it has been removed but is still on site. An extra week's extension to the in-water work permit beyond March 15 was asked for but denied, so the Natt McDougall crew worked long hours over the weekend of March 9 and the last dock section was removed on March 11, with four days to spare. The debris will be ground into hog fuel and its estimated salvage value is about $5,000. That credit will be rolled back into the project, as is the salvage credit from the scrap steel. All existing wood piling were broken off below the mud line or extracted in full lengths. Divers were sent down to document that there were no craters left. KPFF Consulting Engineers conducted u ltrasonic testing on the steel piles that were removed from the ro-ro dock and their findings show that only half of the piles will need repairs. Every sheel of plywood that was removed from underneath the dock was salvaged, put on pallets, and bound for shipment off site to be reused. Cathodic protection is being installed under the east dock, and the dock has been pressure washed.
No scrap steel has been sold from the project in the last month, leaving the total credit for salvaged steel at $825,669. Crushing and sorting of concrete from both ships and the ro-ro dock is underway. Dredging has been completed to the limits defined by the joint permit and soundings were taken to confirm compliance with the permit. Changes to the ojoint permit were approved with the exception of the additional dredging depth and area, and the in-water work window was extended to March 15.
The new mooring dolphin had been completed and the east dock had been opened for a time to service fishing vessels. The new deck for the ro-ro dock had been poured and the bull rail was finished. Dredging was underway to the limits defined the the existing joint permit application.
Crushing and sorting for fill material was expected to occur during the coming month. Central Lincoln PUD had pulled power to the transformer vault. Piling for the new moorage dolphin had been driven an dpull tested and was found to meet the design capacities. Ro-ro dock modifications were underway, and formwork and reinforcing steel was started for the retaining wall along the starboard side of the Hennebique.
There have ben a few more shipments of scrap steel over the past month, bringing the total credit for steel recycling to $829,137. The crushing and sorting of the concrete from the ships is expected to start after the demolition of the ro-ro dock. The power and cathodic protection conduits were run from the west dock to the new CXT building. The pile cap, bull rail, and all but an eight-foot section of the east dock had been poured. Modifications to the ro-ro dock were underway. Some cost-saving modifications were submitted to the agencies for approval relating to the joint permit. The state portion had gone out for public comment and the final comments were in. However, the Army Corps of Engineers and National Marine Fisheries Service were considering another public review period, which could adversely impact the project schedule. The total budget for construction costs was $19,644,108, with $43,287 remaining. A budget meeting is scheduled with Natt McDougall Company for Thursday, December 6.
Another shipment of scrap steel went out from the terminal project, bringing the total credit for steel recycling to $790,516. Divers completed the anode connections to the west dock for cathodic protection. The west wing wall has been poured and back filled. The final lift was poured in two full sections on the east dock on October 25. The surplus NOAA piles were spliced and coated and will be used in the modification of the ro-ro dock. The total budget for construction costs, including the new Connect Oregon IV grant, is $19,644,108. The remaining construction balance and contingency is $43,287 after execution of the last three amendments. Two compoenets of the project remain unfunded. Efforts continue to look for savings through the value engineering process and to recognize more savings from previous amendments.
The final design has been received for the concrete whaler to be poured on the land side of the west wing wall this month. Concrete has been poured for the next 80-feet of the east dock and access to the ro-ro dock has been shifted into a straight line. Replacement of the rotten timbers of the existing wooden dock continues. The rough base material that will be used over the entire terminal site as an underlayment for asphalt will come from crushed concrete that used to be the Pasley.
At the regular meeting on September 25, the Port Commission approved Amendment Nos. 23-25 to the contract between the Port and Day CPM. The total construction budget now stands at $19,669,108, leaving a construction balance plus contingency of $68,291 after the execution of those three amendments. Three components of the project have received funding from the Connect Oregon Grant: the west bulkhead wing wall, the dolphin at the west end of the west dock, and a portion of the finished paving. Two components of the project remain unfunded.
There are approximately five more truck loads of steel to be shipped from the Terminal Renovation Project at $2,000 - $3,000 per truck load. A total credit of $777,884 has been rolled back into the project from salvaged steel to date. The gap area has been backfilled and tie backs were installed and tensioned to 95,000 pounds per square inch. Shoring, formwork, and reinforcing steel are underway on the east dock. The Port was successful in its application for Connect Oregon funds and won a grant in the amount of $483,600 to be used towards funding for the Terminal Project. The Port Commission aproved Amendments 21 and 22 to the contract between the Port and Natt McDougall Company at the regular monthly meeting on August 28. The total construction budget including the Connect Oregon grant was $19,502,280 with a construction balance and contingency of $542,665 after the execution of the two amendments. Three components of the project remain unfunded and efforts continue to find potential cost savings through the value engineering process.
The Port is preparing a permit application to the Army Corps of Engineers for restoration and enhancement of wetland areas on the property proposed for the site of the Teevin Brothers log handing yard at the terminal.
A total credit of $777,884 has been realized from steel salvaged from the Terminal Renovation Project, and all formwork, reinforcing steel, and tension tie backs have been installed for the dead man/pile cap in the gap area and for the whaler at the sheet pile permanent bulkhead wall. The final environmental report has been submitted to DEQ for a "No Further Action" letter. The Port has applied for a Connect Oregon grant, which, if awarded, would cover some of the six components of the project that remain unfunded at this time.
Teevin Brothers Land & Timber Co., a Rainier-based log handling operation, is looking to establish a log storage, debarking, and sorting operation at the International Terminal. They have engaged an engineer and a wetlands consultant, and are discussing land development costs with a local contractor. The Port of Newport and City of Newport have established a task force to study pedestrial and vbehicle safety issues related to truck traffic from the proposed log yard. The task force will meet for the first time in August.
Steel salvaged from the Terminal Project resulted in a total credit of $590,111. All accessories have been installed and painted on the west dock, and all piling have been cut to elevation for the east dock. The Commission approved Amendment No. 20 to the contract between the Port and Natt McDougall Co. With that amendment, the total construction budget stood at $19,018,680, leaving a construction balance and contingency of $784,176. The CM/GC process has saved the project $3,364,998 to date.
Steel salvaged from the Terminal Project resulted in a total credit of $385,170, which was $65,170 above the initial estimate of $320,000. Concrete was poured for the weest dock, and dock accessories and connection plates were installed and painted. Demolition work continues on the upper portion of the Hennebique bow. A construction balance plus contingency of $1,549.83 remains int he construction fund.
Meetings continue between the Port and Teevin Brothers ab out the proposed log storage, debarking, and sorting operation at the International Terminal, although no formal proposal or timeline has been received by the Port as yet.
At the regular meeting on April 24, the Port of Newport Board of Commissioners directed General Manager Don Mann to request a formal proposal from Rainier-based Teevin Brothers and begin lease negotiations to locate a log storage, debarking, and sorting yard on Port property at the International Terminal. A Special Meeting / Public Forum was held at OCCC on April 16 to give the public an opportunity to participate in a discussion with experts from the log and wood products industry. Most of the 100+ in attendance spoke in favor of the log yard proposal, including Newport residents, commissioners from neighboring ports, an ocean towing company, and State Representatives Arnie Roblan and Jean Cowan.
The Port Commission listened to presentations by environmental specilists at the public forum and at the regular meeting on ballast water requirements for trans-ocean vessels. Due to draft limitations and bridge height restrictions, only a small cross section of vessels can make port call in Newport, so it is likely that the same two or three ships would be used in rotation.
The topping slab has been poured at the terminal dock. Salvage of steel from the Pasley and Hennebique and sheet pile from the project has resulted in a savings of $353,093.
Once a lease is signed, Teevin Brothers hopes to hit the summer work window for site development. The dock is scheduled to be completed by the end of December, so it is possible that the first vessel will be loaded during the first quarter of 2013.
The Port has been approved for a $3.5 million grant/loan and a $400,000 forgivable loan from the Oregon Busienss Development Department to close the gap in funding that was needed to finish the project by the end of the year. The forgivable loan is contingent on job creation. The Port would have five years to document the creation of 50 jobs through improvements to the International Terminal. The Port Commission approved Amendment Nos. 17 and 18 to the contract between the Port and Natt McDougall Company at the regular meeting on March 27. The amendments cover electrical work at the west dock and gap stabilization at the Hennebique. The Port is in discussions with two companies that are interested in bringing log handling operations to Newport. A special meeting is scheduled for April 16 at 6:00 PM at the Oregon Coast Community College, Room 140. Teevin Bros. will attend to provide information about their intent to ship logs through the Port of Newport's International Terminal. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting.
The Port's request for a 30-day in-water work extension was granted. All in-water work will be completed by March 14. Approximately $350,000 has been realized from the salvage of steel from the Pasley so far. Those funds have been rolled back into the project budget. The most recent amendment to the contract between the Port and Natt McDougall Company brought the total GMP to $15,484,825. Additional funding is needed to complete the project. Applications are being made for grants and loans to make up the shortfall.
The Port won a $323,500 grant from the Infrastructure Finance Authority for excavation dredging at the Terminal Renovation Project. The cofferdam and portions of the fishing dock have been removed. Pilings from the cofferdam are being cleaned and coated and re-driven at the bow of the Hennebique. Scrap iron from the ships is being sold. Revenue from those sales is being rolled back into the project budget.
The Port has submitted a request for a 30-day in-water work extension to facilitate Natt McDougall Company's (NMC's) project schedule. Approval of that request is anticipated by mid-January.
The material that was under the Pasley inside the cofferdam has been taken down to silt stone and approved for upland disposal. A total of 5,931 tons of contaminated material has been hauled to the Coffin Butte landfill as of November 30, 2011. Piling installation for the east dock has been completed and pile driving continues on the west pier. A diving inspection was conducted to review the condition of the existing piles at the ro-ro dock.
Anemdment No. 15 to the CM/GC contract between the Port and NMC was approved by the Port Commission at its regular meeting on December 27, 2011. Amdnment No 15 covers steel and sheet pile salvage and buy back for a credit of $320,000 that will be rolled back into the project budget. Value engineering and savings recognized from previous amendments have already resulted in a savings of $2,878,339 on the project, creating a GMP of $15,229,069. An additional $3,880,000 will be needed to complete the project. NMC will prepare a cash flow projection for the remaining work that will be covered in future amendments, and Port staff and commission are actively working on funding options.
An amendment to the contract between the Port and KPFF Consulting Engineers was also approved by the Port Commission at the December meeting for design modifications for the ro-ro dock at the terminal. The ro-ro dock is structurally sound and will remain, rather than being removed as previously planned. That will also result in savings to the project.
The remediation and demolition of the Pasley is complete and the amount of salvaged steel from the ship exceeded the $95,000 estimate. The material inside the cofferdam under the Pasley was tested and found acceptable for disposal for upland use. Material from the base of the aft peak on the Hennebique was tested and found to contain contaminates so that material was hauled to the Coffin Butte facility. A total of 5,463 tons of contaminated material from the two ships has been hauled away. The water treatment system is no longer needed at the site and has been removed, after processing 19.4 million gallons of water. Pile driving has been started on the east dock and is going well. A total savings of $3,216,700 has been recognized from previous amendments to the CM/GC agreement between the Port and Natt McDougall Company. That amount has been rolled back into the construction budget.
Demolition of the SS Pasley is complete. The upper section of the Pasley was removed and a temporary bridge was built across the bow of the ship. The ship rested on an artificial reef during low tides, allowing subsequent compartments to be demolished. Work sometimes went on at the site until midnight and demolition was completed before the end of October, leaving an empty cofferdam.
Material was removed from all holds of the Hennebique and the holds were cleaned and filled with clean sand, apart from the aft peak void which was found to have contaminated sludge at teh bottom. This material was scheduled for removal this week. Approximately 4,800 tons of contaminated material has been trucked to the Coffin Butte landfill facility, and more than 19.3 million gallons of water has gone through the water treatment system.
The Port Commission approved Amendment No. 13 to the Port's agreement with Natt McDougall Company (NMC) at the regular meeting on October 25, 2011. The amendment was for the coating systems on the sheet and pipe pilling, installation of the sheet piling at the bow of the Hennebique, and purchase and installation of the pipe pile for the east dock. The Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) of Amendment No. 13 was $1,193,530.76. The amendment recognized savings and close out from previous amendments in the amount of $2,878,339.00
Demolition of the SS Pasley continues. Dead-man anchors were installed to hold her in place and the ship floated for the first time in more than sixty years. Using crushers and shears, demolition started immediately. Natt McDougall Company (NMC) is now working on the lower level of the ship and little remains of her hull. The ship was 60% steel and 40% concrete. The steel is being salvaged and will be sold. Monitoring continues on both the Pasley and Hennebique. Material has been removed from the engine room and holds 2, 5, and 0 of the Hennebique and those areas have been cleaned and filled with dredged sand. A total of 4,279 tons of contaminated material has been removed from the ships and hauled to the Coffin Butte landfill facility. More than 18.5 million gallons of water has been filtered through the water treatment system.
The construction budget for the Terminal Renovation Project has increased to $15,578,680 through a loan from Oregon Business Development Department, NOAA MOC-P lease revenue funds, and savings realized from the project, providing enough money in the total construction budget to fund Amendments 11 and 12 to the CM/GC contract between the Port and NMC. Work on the project will likely extend the in-water work window to March 15, 2012, and the estimated completion date has been moved up to June of 2012.
Material continues to be removed from the holds of the SS Hennebique. Hold No. 3 has been cleaned, filled with dredge sand and covered, and is now the main access to the east dock. The Hennebique's engine room has been cleaned and is being filled as well. There was less contaminated material in the Hennebique than was found in the Pasley and no further hauling to the Coffin Butte landfill has occurred recently. More than 17.1 million gallons of water has been removed from the holds of the ships and filtered through the water treatment system. A team from DEQ visited the site to observe the process on August 31, 2011.
As of Thursday, July 21, Natt McDougall Company (NMC) had completed 100% of the remediation work on the SS Pasley. A bridge was built bow to bow from the Pasley to the Hennebique to bring drill rigs aboard and mount them on the Pasley's deck, to drill holes through the deck and port hull of the ship for tie back anchors. The screw anchors will go through the deck and bulkhead wall and back into the soil. The demolition plan for the Pasley has been revised. NMC will remove the forward compartment of the ship and install a bridge in that area of the cofferdam. They will then float the ship in sections and break it apart hold by hold. The concrete debris will be used to create a ramp inside the cofferdam, so the sections of the ship can be pulled up and demolished. That work will start August 15 and is schedule for completion on or before October 8. Amendment 10 to the CM/GC contract was approved by the Port Commission in the amount of $1,889,737.77. Savings from previous amendments will go back into the construction budget but short falls remain. Commission and staff are considering all options for potential funding to complete Phase 1 of the project.
Natt McDougall Company (NMC) is removing both clean and contaminated material from the SS Pasley and SS Hennebique. A total of 2,600 tons of contaminated material has been removed from both ships and delivered to the Coffin Butte Landfill in Corvallis, OR. Monitoring continues on the Pasley. Enough material has been removed that the ship is moving up 1-2 inches on high tides and then settles back down. Oil residue on the concrete in the engine room looks to be difficult and expensive to pressure blast, so consideration is being given to salvaging the steel, and then cutting and crushing those sections and hauling them to Coffin Butte Landfill as contaminated material if the residue cannot be rendered inert.
The water treatment system was down for three days due to silt build up but is back in operation. More than 665,000 gallons of water were pumped from the engine room in one day. The water being discharged into the bay is tested regularly and is found to be cleaner after treatment than the bay water. A DEQ representative visited the project site on May 5, 2011 and all oeprations were in compliance.
The main focus at this time is cleanup of the Pasley, in order to meet the timeline for the Pasley's demolition, construction of the pier, and removal of the cofferdam during the next in-water work window (November 1, 2011-February 15, 2012). Sealing leaks in the Pasley has been a challenge because there were more hull penetrations than anticipated. The schedule is running slightly behind on remediation of both ships, but good progress is being made and NMC is confident that the time will be made up.
$10,349,099 has been spent on the project so far. No contingency funds were expended during the month of May, leaving $2,605,000 in the project budget.
Remediation work continues on the SS Pasley and SS Hennebique by Natt McDougall Company (NMC). A water treatment system is being used to clean all contaminants from the water removed from the ships' holds. The water is tested daily and results show the discharged water is cleaner than the bay water. NMC expects to have an oveerall schedule for complete removal of the Pasley with their next contract amendment. Final costs and a total scope of Phase 2 of the project will be established in June.
NMC will stock pile clean material from the SS Pasley and SS Hennebique on the Port's east terminal property. This material has been tested and is acceptable for upland fill. It may be used to improve the grade elevationof the Port's property. City of Newport's building officials have confirmed that the property improvement would not require a permit. Two hundred tons of contaminated material was hauled to the Coffin Butte landfill facility over a two-day period in late April. No contaminated material will be stored on Port property.
The water treatment system for the terminal project is fully operational and containment areas have been constructed to receive material from the ship. Contaminated material will not be stored on Port property.
The final bond sale for the International Terminal Renovation Project is tentatively scheduled for April 14, 2011. The bonds were given an A+ rating by Standard & Poor's, and the tax rate for the overall bond issue will be 25-cents lower than originally anticipated.
The cofferdam around the Pasley has been completed. Asphalt is being removed from the upland parking area for the vibroflotation process, that will solidify the subterranean soil, and containment bins to hold material that will be removed from the ships and treated have been built. The water treatment system will be installed in March. Late receipt of the in-water work permit had an impact on the project cost and schedule. Overtime and double shifts were necessary to complete work within the in-water work window, and the remediation work, originally scheduled for completion in April, will probably not be completed until August. The warehouse will be pulled down in the summer, and there is continued interest in salvaging some of the timbers from that building.
The in-water work continues to be the priority at the terminal and is progressing. Due to the delay in receiving the permit, an extension to the end of February has been requested. The cofferdam around the Pasley is more than 75% complete. New guy wires to anchor the Pasley to land have been installed. Remediation of the Pasley and Hennebique will occur simultaneously, with estimated completion in August of 2011. The Port Commission approved Amendment #8 to the construction contract with Natt McDougall Company (NMC) at the commission meeting on January 25, 2011. The amendment carries an estimate of $2,672,131 and an additional $100,000 contingency.
In-water work began on the terminal project with the issuing of the permit on December 6, 2010. Natt McDougall Company (NMC) had assembled crews and was driving piles within a couple of days, working longer hours to compensate for the five week delay in getting the permit. NMC is concentraing on the critical containment wall that will allow work to proceed on the Pasley outside the in-water work period. Approximately twomillion pounds of steel sheet piling are required for the work, so upland work has been rescheduled to make room on shore for equipment and piling. Lance Downs of Advanced Remediation Technologies will provide independent environmnetal consultation and oversight on the project, making sure all requirements of the work permit are met. As one of the conditions of the permit and included in the biological opinion, the Port will be given positive consideration to extend the in-water work period to March 1, 2011.
Work is underway on the permanent bulkhead wall on the north side of the Pasley and the ship is being monitored for movement. Much of the high timber dock has been removed and mobilization on the vibroflotation will happen in about a week. The Joint Permit Application is not expected until December 7 or 8 but the permit may allow in-water work until March 1, 2011, providing a couple of additional weeks. The Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) stands at $7,676,967.97. Any savings will be rolled back into the project. The Port Commission passed a resolution at its regular meeting on December 21, 2010, authorizing the final sale of the general obligation bonds for the project in the amount of $5.4 million. The bonds will probably be sold in January.
The demolition of the old terminal office has been completed. Port staff removed copper wire and recyclable materials prior to turning the building over to the construction manager/general contractor Matt McDougall Company (NMC). The pavement has been removed from the deck of the Hennebique, and the Pasley is being monitored for movement while the permanent bulkhead wall is being driven. The Port Commission has approved seven amendments to NMC's contract totaling $7,676,968. The amendments comprise much of the work for Phase 1 of the project. It appears that the Joint Permit Application (JPA), which is required for the in-water work on the project, may be delayed. If that is the case, the Port will request an extension of the in-water work window.
Natt McDougall Company (NMC) has mobilized on site. The test sheet pile work has been completed and the upland work is underway. Foulweather Trawl, Joe Lamb, and Terminal Manager Ron Smith have moved into their new offices and demolition will start soon on the old warehouse and office. Notices were distributed to the residences above the project site to let home owners know that work was starting on the project, and they could expect noise from pile driving and increased truck traffic on Bay Boulevard. Permanent informational signs about the project have also been placed at the work site.
The upland buildings are nearly complete. Building #2 is scheduled for completion first, to allow Foulweather Trawl to move in, but both buildings are scheduled for completion by October 15, 2010. The demolition survey required by DEQ has been completed and submitted to Natt McDougall Company and Western States Environmental, and the demolition permit has been issued by the City of Newport. An agency meeting and site tour was conducted on September 2, 2010. After the construction schedule is completed and traffic flow and perimeters are developed for the construction phase, a tenant and stakeholders meeting will be scheduled. West Coast Contractors will create a new access roadway on Port-leased property for material and steel piling deliveries. The same area will be used for staging materials for the NOAA pier construction across the bay. Fishing gear stored near the warehouse and old buildings is being moved to make way for construction.
The Port's Construction Manager/General Contractor Natt McDougall Company (NMC) submitted two contract amendments for the Port Commission's consideration at the regular monthly meeting on July 27, 2010. Amendment 1 included the materials design and a contingency for the sheet pile containment walls that will be used as a coffer dam around the Pasley. The sheet piling will also be used in Phase 2 to stabilize the bow of the Hennebique. NMC's Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for Amendment 1 was $2,022,311.60. Amendment 2 provides the labor, materials, and a contingency for the installation of some site utilities and commencement of demolition work of the Pasley and Hennebique. The GMP for Amendment 2 was $190,111.13. The Commission unanimously approved the contract amendments. The Joint Permit Application submitted to the Oregon Department of State Lands and US Army Corps of Engineers in July has been deemed complete and comments have been issued to the Port for response by the third week of August, 2010. The Port has also applied for the project's building permit. A project open house was held on July 20, 2010 at the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club. The project team and Port staff answered questions and provided detailed information on the project. Approximately 75 people attended.
Natt McDougall Company (NMC), Tualatin, OR, has signed a contract with the Port of Newport to serve as Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) for the Terminal Renovation Project. NMC has been involved with the project since 2007. Natt McDougall, President of NMC, attended the regular meeting of the Port Commission on June 22 to provide an update for the commissioners on the project. He said that driving the permanent portion of the containment wall might begin as early as July, with physical work in August, followed by soil stabilization behind the Pasley in September. Demolition and remediation of the Pasley could start in late August with physical work to begin in October. The water portion of the containment cell would be done during the in-water work window, which starts November 1. McDougall added that NMC's goal now was to formulate a new budget for the project and then try to beat it.
The 100% construction documents were received from KPFF Consulting Engineers and were submitted to the City of Newport with structural calculations for review. The Port had previously entered into a contract agreement with Quade Commercial Construction of Lincoln City for the design-build of the upland buildings and that agreement is still in effect. The contract has been amended to reduce the size of the buildings. Construction will start in early June and be completed in about ninety days. The old buildings will be demolished so remediation can start on the Pasley and Hennebique. The Joint Permit Applications (JPAs) for both the Terminal Renovation Project and the NOAA MOC-P Homeport Project have been submitted together to the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) and Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE). The complete application will be posted to the DSL and ACOE's websites for public review and comment in mid-July.
The 95% documents have been received from KPFF Consulting Engineers and have been reviewed by the project team. Final documents are expected in mid-May. The building footprints have been staked out and design modifications incorporated to reduce building costs and provide necessary infrastructure for Port and tenant operations. NRC Environmental Services deployed a stocked storage container for emergency response equipment at the terminal, and a response vessel is moored at Port Dock-3. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was sent out for a Cargo Market Analysis Study but that project has been postponed until the project is closer to completion in about three years. Commissioner David Jincks will chair a committee, to include members of the public, to develop the operating standards for all phases of terminal activity, including safety standards practices. That work will start soon, as traffic patterns will need to be established and regulated during the construction period.
In a special meeting on April 14, the Port Commission approved a State of Oregon Business Development Department Financing Agreement to assist in the remediation and environmental work on the Pasley and Hennebique. The capital outlay would be $1 million. Of that amount, $200,000 was a grant and the remaining $800,000 was already in the project budget. Given the progress of the project to date, the International Terminal Project Steering Committee will no longer meet as a committee. The committee was composed of two port commissioners and industry, environmental, and technical members, and was influential in shaping and developing the project. Some of the upland work will start this summer and in-water work is anticipated to start in November 2010. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a Cargo Market Analysis Study was issued and a committee of two commissioners and three members of the public was appointed to evalute the proposals. However, given the volatility of cargo markets, that study has been postponed and will be revisited when the terminal project is closer to completion.
The design team, KPFF Consulting Engineers, released the 60% documents for review. A change order was prepared to extend the pre-construction contract with Natt McDougall Company (NMC) until May 15, 2010 to allow for the work necessary to complete the Joint Permit Application (JPA) and establish an overall work plan for the project.
Natt McDougall Company (NMC) completed a demolition plan and estimate for the Terminal Renovation Project and a peer review found that plan to be complete and viable. The Terminal Steering Committee reviewed an alternative design produced by KPFF Consulting Engineers for full remediation of the Pasley and Hennebique and removal of one or both of the ships. After the committee's review, the Port Commission directed Port staff to move forward with the plan.
Natt McDougall Company (NMC) submitted an overall demolition plan and estimate for the cost of the cofferdam around the Pasley, remediation and removal of the Pasley, and removal of the cofferdam. The total for that estimate ws approximately $5.5 million. The plan and estimate were submitted to two other companies for peer review.