An aerial shot of the Port of Canaveral
CH2M Engineering is to provide the waterside design, engineering and support services for Port Canaveral's new Cruise Terminal 3.
Following the Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) Commissioners’ approval of the contract in June 2017, CH2M has taken the first step in a two-year work plan to build a terminal capable of accommodating cruise vessels with up to 8,000 passengers. The new terminal will replace one of port's oldest cruise terminals currently being used for single-day port of call vessels.
The port will invest US$150 million to build the new terminal, which is expected to be complete in 2019 and support around 4,000 permanent jobs.
"Port Canaveral continues to experience growth in all sectors, and particularly in our cruise business," said John Murray, Port Canaveral CEO. "With 80% of our revenue from cruise operations, it's important that we continuously improve our capabilities to meet the current and future needs some of the world's largest, most sophisticated cruise ships."
CH2M will assist CPA is securing permits from various state and local agencies including the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
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