The Port Houston plans to undertake significant infrastructure improvements in the next few years to ensure that the greater Port of Houston can accommodate the advent of larger vessels and increased cargo resulting from the Panama Canal expansion, as well as the expected future demographic growth in the region. Maintaining and improving efficiency at the public terminals through more modern facilities and equipment is essential to meeting one of our mandates – to promote and facilitate commerce to benefit not only our local partners, but also Texas and the nation. For 2016, the Port Commission approved an aggregate capital budget amount of $314 million for various infrastructure projects. In accordance with statute, however, any individual capital project or expenditure exceeding $50,000 must be presented and acted on by the Port Commission at a public meeting. The quarterly Upcoming Design and Construction Projects Report provides information on major infrastructure projects planned over the next couple of years at various Port Houston terminals and facilities. It can be found on the port’s procurement page and includes a contact name and phone number for each project. For questions on this report, you may also contact the Project and Construction Management Department at 713-670-2612.
Bayport - Rehabilitation of Wharves 4 and 5
Structural concrete repair and upgrade.
Bayport - Fire Boat Dock at Bayport West End
Construction of Wood Fireboat Dock, Electrical, and Utilities
Manchester Rehabilitation and Repair - Wharf 2
Structural concrete repair, fender replacement, pile replacement, and geotechnical rehabilitation.
Barbours Cut - Construct Maintenance Facility
Construction of a new Maintenance Facility at the east end of Barbours Cut Container Terminal. This facility will include construction of a new building as well as any required parking, staging and laydown areas.
Barbours Cut - Expansion of Gate Facilities
This design objective is to increase the gate capacity to handle anticipated future growth at this terminal.
Bayport - Construct Electrical and Telecommunication Infrastructure under Port Road and ExxonMobil Corridor
Install 600 LF Electrical Duct Bank under Port Road.
Bayport - 138Kv Substation Security
The project includes the installation of five surveillance cameras, 300 feet of new fencing, underground conduits, two poles, two manual gates and access control equipment for doors.
Bayport - Port Road Expansion and Drainage
This project will add 1 additional lane to both the inbound and outbound lanes of existing Port Road. This project will also include installing New RCB under Port Road and in existing Ditch ‘D’ to drain 95.5 acre U shaped Port property.
Turning Basin - Rehabilitation and Repair of Wharf 9
Structural concrete repair, fender replacement, and geotechnical rehabilitation.
Container Yard 2 Mid and Container Yard 1 South at Barbours Cut Terminal
The scope of work includes the design and construction of approximately 20 acres of concrete pavement (18” roller compacted concrete) for storage of containers as well as traffic lanes to maintain circulation into and around storage areas.
Turning Basin - Rehabilitation of Wharf 8
Rehabilitation of Wharf 8 at Turning Basin Terminal will consist of structural concrete repair and fender replacement.
Bayport - East End at Bayport Container Terminal
Construction of approximately 42 acres of container yard (18” roller compacted concrete) and associated work at Bayport Container Terminal.
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