1992 Manchester Fuel Pier
Located on the shores of Puget Sound across from Seattle, Washington, the Manchester Fuel Depot is the largest Navy Fuel Terminal in the continental US, storing 79 million gallons. The Manchester Fuel Depot's primary mission is to provide bulk fuel and lubricant support to area Navy afloat and shore activities.
American Construction Company (ACC) successfully completed this 2-year long marine construction project for the United States Navy. This challenging project consisted of the demolition and reconstruction of the 1,300 foot long pier. The pier provides support to Coast Guard ships and air stations, other Puget Sound area military activities, and, on occasion, foreign navy ships. The installation of the new precast concrete piles, the cast-in-place concrete caps, and the precast deck system were all major components of this project. Each was critical to making this a successful project and allowing the US Navy the capability to maintain operations.
ACC completed the project on time and provided essential value engineering to the project. To eliminate mobilization costs to the port, ACC elected to use a 60 ton rental truck crane for the piling instead of transporting internal assets to the project site. By doing this, ACC was able to reduce costs to the owner and maintain a strong relationship with the Port Angeles community.