A $16.5 million contract has been awarded to restore Naval Station Mayport’s destroyer slip south quay wall.
“The project not only restores a badly deteriorated bulkhead, but will add full berthing capability for littoral combat ships, U.S. Coast Guard cutters and other smaller ships,” said Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division Director Lt. Cmdr. Pete DeIuliis in an email to WJCT News. “Adding this capability is especially important as the number of homeported ships at NS Mayport will increase from 23 to 29 by 2024.”
Brantley Construction Services, based in Charleston, S.C., was awarded the contract, with the work expected to be completed by May 2022.
The entire 550-foot wharf quay wall will be replaced with a new steel sheet pile bulkhead, along with replacement of the existing fender system and connections to water, electrical, oily waste and sanitary sewer utilities. A new pedestrian turnstile and gate for vehicles will also be installed.