Seagirt Marine Terminal
December 2009

On December 24, 2009 McLean Contracting Company signed an agreement with Ports America Chesapeake, Inc. for the construction of Berth IV at Seagirt Marine Terminal in Baltimore, MD.  The agreement was negotiated as an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contract (fixed fee Design/Build) that is valued in excess of $50 Million and is scheduled to be completed within 2 years.  Moffatt & Nichol is under contract to McLean to perform the design work.

The Berth IV Project construction consists of

A new 1225 ft. long, 154 ft. wide concrete marginal wharf with bollards and fender system supported on a combination of 24” and 30” pre-stressed concrete piles and 14 x 89 H-piles.
1200 linear feet of crane rail and tie downs for 4 future container cranes.
1080 linear feet of PZC sheet pile cut-off wall
Stone column soil stabilization within the cofferdam cells and land side of the cells.
Rip rap slope protection beneath the new wharf.
Electrical power and lighting systems.
A new 38 ft. by 38 ft. mooring dolphin.
Pre-cast concrete storm water management system.
Approximately 250,000 cy of dredging in front of the wharf to elevation -50.

With the development of Berth IV, the Port of Baltimore will become only the second port on the East Coast with a 50 ft. channel and a 50 ft. berth.  When the Panama Canal expansion project is completed in 2014, it is expected that a greater number of larger ships will travel to East Coast ports.  These larger ships will require a 50 ft. channel and berth.

The Berth IV expansion was the result of a public-private partnership between the Maryland Port Administration and Ports America Chesapeake (PAC) which provided PAC a 50 year lease on the entire 200 acre Seagirt Marine Terminal.

McLean Contracting constructed Berths I thru III between February, 1987 and December, 1989 for $33 Million and, under a separate contract, erected all seven Seagirt container cranes.