2009 Terminal 86 Grain Spout Replacements
American Construction Company (ACC) performed marine construction for the Port of Seattle at Terminal 86 near the Seattle Waterfront in Seattle, Washington. On three separate towers, ACC removed the boom spout, retaining boom and pivot mounts and installed a new transition spout duct at each tower. The pivot mounts were reinstalled at a different location and adjustments were made to accommodate the new placement. At one tower, the bull wheel was removed and a refurbished bull wheel was reinstalled.
The project was time sensitive, therefore work was done 7 days a week in 10 hour shifts. Due to the success of the in-progress project, the Port of Seattle added additional work to the contract. A true testament of our quality craftsmanship, ACC expertly performed the additional work. Since the project was extremely high (170 plus feet above ground/water) and the connections needed to be precise, a no wake zone was requested and implemented to ensure the highest quality work was achieved.
The project was completed per the original timeline, despite the extra work required. The day after our equipment was removed from the site, a transport ship used the grain terminal as originally scheduled.