"The Port of Wilmington's dedicated auto berth project is moving forward with the award of the first two construction contracts to Kuhn Construction, Inc. of Hockessin", announced Mike Sprague, Director of Planning and Development at the Port of Wilmington.
The contracts include the construction of the berth structure, and the 900-foot berth trestle.Kuhn Construction, Inc.
of Wilmington has undertaken various construction projects for the State of Delaware and the Port
of Wilmington, including the construction of Berth Seven at the Port
of Wilmington nearly seven years ago.
According to the design, the new auto berth will be constructed approximately 900 feet off shore in the Delaware River near the northern Port
boundary and parallel to the north-south shoreline.It will be approximately 870 feet long, about 115 feet wide and supported on piles.A dedicated causeway and access roadway will connect the
...The Construction Manager, Nason Construction, Inc., of Wilmington, will coordinate and manage all on-site construction for the project under the direction of Mr. Mike Sprague, Director of Planning and Development.
The completion of the auto berth project remains scheduled for late summer, 2002.Port
officials are confident that the dedicated auto carrier berth, in conjunction with the excellent service the Port
provides, will help retain existing auto business as well as increase future auto & Ro/Ro trade through the Port
of Wilmington.For more information on this project, please visit http://www.multiberth.com/ web site.
Founded in 1923, the Port
of Wilmington is an important asset for the local and regional economy, generating more than 5,800 jobs and contributing over $22 million in annual tax revenues to State and local government.The Port
is owned and operated by the Diamond State Port Corporation
, a corporation of the State of Delaware.