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 Wharf 5
Structural concrete repair and upgrade.
Bayport - Fire Boat Dock at Bayport West End
This project will consist of the construction of a treated wooden boat dock, utilities building, and gravel roadway with utilities connecting to adjacent container yard.
Bayport - Remodel Gate Services Building for USDA
Remodel approximately 1345 SF of the existing Gate Services Building (GSB) at Bayport Container Terminal to be utilized by the USDA as an inspection laboratory. The project includes enclosing the roof overhang around the building to create a larger than existing tenant space. It also includes the installation of laboratory equipment, office space, a communications equipment room, additional HVAC and associated items.
Portwide - FICAP Utilities - Electrical and Communications
As part of the broad asset management program currently developed by the Port Authority, a specific electrical distribution and communications program has been conceptualized to document and evaluate the condition of all electrical and communications assets. The program will include the development of a facility inspection and condition assessment program (FICAP) manuals for electrical and communication assets.
Portwide - FICAP Marine Assets - Corrosion
As part of the broad asset management program, a specific Corrosion Management (CM) program has been started to supplement the asset management information provided by the Structural (wharves) FICAP; the corrosion management program will provide a more complete indication of the corrosion-related condition, degradation rate and remaining service life.
Manchester Rehabilitation and Repair - Wharf 2
Structural concrete repair, fender replacement, pile replacement, and geotechnical rehabilitation.
Barbours Cut Rehabilitation of Container Yard C1N and C2N
The scope of work includes the construction of approximately 20 acres of concrete pavement for storage of containers as well as traffic lanes to maintain circulation into and around storage areas.
Barbours Cut Building Program Development and Design for Maintenance and Administration Buildings Complex
Development of a building program for the future Administration and Maintenance Buildings Complex at Barbours Cut Container Terminal.
Barbours Cut - Expansion of Gate Facilities
This design objective is to increase the gate capacity to handle anticipated future growth at this terminal.
Install Fender System at Wharfs No. 1 & 2 - Care Terminal
Project will remove the existing fenders and install new fenders at Wharf 1 & 2 at the CARE Terminal.
Bayport and Barbours Cut - Annual Pavement Replacement
This is a one year contract concrete and asphaltic replacement at two Terminals, Barbours Cut and Bayport. The work will consist of removing damaged and or deteriorating pavement in 2019.
Bayport and Barbours Cut - Annual Wharf Crane and RTG Crane Painting
This project will consist of blasting, priming and painting the wharf cranes and RTG cranes on an “as needed” basis.
Barbours Cut and Bayport - Annual Fender System Maintenance
This project includes surface preparation, repair and replacement of various fender system elements at Barbours Cut and Bayport Terminals in 2019.
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.
Drainage System at Volkswagen Yard at Turning Basin Terminal
Improvement of existing drainage system tied to IH-610 feeder road at the Volkswagen yard at the Turning Basin terminal.
Project 1: TxDot construction of drainage improvements to the 610 feeder road. (Procured by TxDot)
Project 2: PHA construction of drainage improvements to the Volkswagen Yard.