Molasses Dock Terminal

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This project involved planning and engineering services for improvement projects at Gordon A. Finch Molasses Dock Marine Cargo Terminal. These projects included replacement of the existing roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) ramp to accommodate a minimum of two island cargo vessels; a new general cargo building to provide administrative space for U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Virgin Islands Department of Internal Revenue; concept planning for roadway ingress/egress, parking, and security to optimize cargo movement to, from, and through the facility; and assistance with Virgin Islands Natural Resources Coastal Zone Management, building, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permits.

Atkins’ comprehensive services included conceptual design and site planning; architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering; cost estimating; and permitting.

To assist with future emergency management actions, design considerations for the dock and building included planning for hurricane surge and seismic event resistance. Further, to protect the sea turtle population and avoid turbidity during water-based construction, Atkins prepared a silt curtain monitoring plan that included monitoring and maintenance plans, as well as contingency measures, if the controls proved ineffective.