EMR – Southern Recycling Shredder Facility Dock


EMR – Southern Recycling Shredder Facility Dock

2012 ABC National Excellence in Construction Award & Pelican Chapter Excellence in Construction Merit Winner
Civil, Driven Piles, Marine Services, Sheet Piles

Project Overview

Despite the challenge of a complex project with multiple, overlapping activities in a confined space and on an extremely tight schedule, GROUP Contractors was able to deliver this shredder dock facility to EMR-Southern Recycling in New Orleans 26 days early, saving the owner $260,000 in operating costs.

The 984-ft-long by 30-ft-wide pile-supported, precast concrete dock was designed to allow scrap metal to be offloaded directly from barges on the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) into a new, large metal shredder and then directly back onto the barges from the discharge conveyor. Even with a number of setbacks, including working around the operating shredder, GROUP was able to put together the dock foundation like a jigsaw puzzle with less than a 2-inch tolerance for each of the 50 pilings. GROUP Contractors was awarded an early completion bonus and two new project contracts for their precise and timely work.

Heavy Civil Construction Scope Included:

  • Dredging
  • Debris removal
  • Pile driving
  • Dock construction
  • Protector fender system installation
  • Poured-in-place concrete