Western Dock Expansion - Phase 3A:
The general scope of work proposed in this project request consists of a number of elements:  the purchase of the two western adjacent properties; raising the properties approximately 5 feet (to match the top of the adjacent existing dock) by beneficially using dredged material resulting from adjacent maintenance dredging in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway; construction of a new steel sheet pile bulkhead and anchor system to confine the dredged material; construction of a new, reinforced, concrete pile-supported wharf extension structure, concrete paved cargo staging area; timber fender and mooring system, and other incidental and ancillary items of work in connection therewith.  The proposed additional wharf deck area is approximately 444’ long X 80’ wide and will include same load capacity as the existing dock. The length of the bulkheaded area is approximately 555’ long, thus adding a total nominal new dockage length of 1,000’ to the overall terminal facility.  The cargo staging area will be paved utilizing 16”-thick concrete and 12”-thick crushed aggregate base course pavement section and will add approximately 5 acres of additional cargo staging area to the overall terminal facility. The same design criteria used for the initial dock extension will be used for this project.


After securing a Port Security Grant, the Port of Morgan City was able to purchase a 32' Defiant multi purpose vessel, built by Metal Shark Aluminum.  A boat shed was constructed by Brunet's construction to house said vessel.

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First floor of new building is '99 percent' done
Above, a flag pole gets installed this morning at the Port of Morgan City’s
Government Emergency and Operations Center on La. 182 in Morgan City.

 Port of Morgan City Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade
walks Thursday on the first floor of the port’s new center. The
cubicles shown are set up for U.S. Coast Guard personnel.

In one year, the Port of Morgan City’s $11 million Emergency Operations Center has gone from the planning stages to nearly finishing construction on a one-of-a kind facility for south Louisiana. The two-story, 35,000-square-foot building is expected to house U.S. Coast Guard operations on a daily basis and will serve as an emergency command center during events, such as hurricanes. Officials broke ground for construction of the center Dec. 2, 2014. The Category 5 hurricane resistant center is located on La. 182 in Morgan City, adjacent to the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. Work is 99 percent complete on the first floor, while the second floor is 90 to 95 percent done, port officials said. Elevators have been installed in the building. Port of Morgan City Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade said in June that once the center opens, there will be no facility in Louisiana that can rival it in terms of is sturdiness. Wade called it a “state-of-the-art” facility. The center is being paid for by $7.1 million in state money and $3.9 million in Port of Morgan City funds. State officials track all money spent on the center extraordinarily closely, architect Carl Blum said. “Anybody who tells you the state is foolishly spending money has never dealt with the state,” Blum said. “They watch every dime (spent).”


US Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team were the first to test the new launch.


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