Army Corps awards $5.5 million to modernize military port's pier

Published July 31, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $5.5 million contract July 27 to Power Engineering Construction Company of Alameda to repair and maintain operational capability at Pier 3 of the Military Ocean Terminal Concord, otherwise known as MOTCO.

MOTCO has provided terminal and distribution services in support of deploying U.S. forces worldwide since 1942, and still has an important role in the nation's ammunition shipping requirements.

The project will allow MOTCO to meet its mission safely and efficiently by sustaining Pier 3 operations until modernization of the main pier—Pier 2, which is still in design—is completed. The Pier 3 modernizations are expected to begin by the end of 2015 and continue through summer 2016.

"This has been an extensive design and planning process, and a lot of considerations and thought were put into the environmental impacts,” said Pete Broderick, senior project manager for the Corps. "The pier improvements will not only enhance the facility's operations, but the overall safety of the installation as well."

The project is an inter-agency effort among the Department of the Army, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, National Marine Fisheries Service and the San Francisco Bay Coastal Development Commission working together to help preserve East Bay area interests.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

A gantry crane's boom rests in the down position on Pier 3 at Military Ocean Terminal Concord March 3, 2013 in Concord, Calif.(Photo courtesy of Army contractor/Released)





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