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New York, New Jersey port authority selects HDR for yard rehabilitation project


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) recently contracted HDR Inc. to provide services for the Greenville Yard rehabilitation project in Greenville, N.J.

The project is designed to improve ongoing rail-to-barge-to-rail freight movements across New York Harbor. The work includes rehabilitating a barge and transfer bridge used to move freight cars from the yard to barges, designing a new barge and two new bridges, demolishing two bridges, rehabilitating the rail yard and waterfront structures, and environmental permitting. The project also includes the addition of about 10,000 feet of new track and design of yard operations facilities.

To be completed in five years, the improvements will accommodate larger Panamax ships after the Panama Canal is expanded in 2014 and allow daily rail movements of up to 11,000 tons of solid waste out of New York City; the waste currently is transported by truck, according to PANYNJ.

HDR will perform a freight capacity analysis and provide “context sensitive solutions,” according to a prepared statement. Ten bid packages will be prepared for the project's phases. Sub-consultant Worley Parsons will perform the marine work, including barge design, and barge and fender system rehabilitations.

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