Included in the project is construction of a detention pond along the southern portion of the terminal, relocation of utilities and road improvements to an adjoining property. This portion of the work is expected to be complete in two years. The major dredge and fill project will be bid for in early 2008.
Work on the site is already well underway, including building demolition and soil test sites. Additionally, an engineering firm was previously awarded an US$8m contract to provide engineering services during the site preparation phase.
The US$550m Phase One of the project is expected to open in 2013, and when completed, the terminal will increase Charleston’s port capacity by about 50%, or 1.4m teu.