Expansion of the Electro-Coal Transfer Terminal

by V. Ostrov, Dravo Van Houten Inc, New York, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '86


This paper briefly describes renovation and expansion of the coal and phosphate marine terminal in Davant, La. The program included: replacement of existing berths damaged by marine accident; underpinning and jacking of existing undermined marine structure; rebuilding of existing unloading pier; building of replacement pier extension, marine platforms, breasting and mooring dolphins and walkways; new conveyor driver and take-up foundations; new coal sampling systems; subsoil improvement in new coal storage yard and track foundation for new stacker/reclaimer; soil-cement slab in new coal storage yard; study of shear failures in the original coal yard and guidelines for stacking coal up to 70 feet high.

Subject Headings: Coal | Non-renewable energy | Marine terminals | Piers | Phosphate | Existing buildings | Renovation | Shear failures

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