Marine Projects

Sentosa Crane Dance, Singapore

Sentosa Crane Dance (rendering)
Project Overview: 
The Sentosa Cranes are two articulated robotic sculptures located at Resorts World Sentosa in the Sentosa Harbor Front Precinct. The 100-foot tall figures are abstract representations of a pair of Cranes, a bird with a strong cultural significance in Singapore. More impressive still, the Cranes stand in the middle of Sentosa Bay, on a concrete platform on steel piles 200 feet off the shoreline of the resort.
McLaren's Role: 
With each “bird” weighing in excess of 150,000 lbs, a significant challenge was to produce graceful yet accurate and safe movements. McLaren worked with the owners, designers and prospective fabricators to develop structural and mechanical approaches that could satisfy the project budget, uphold the designer’s vision, allow shops to easily fabricate the structures, and withstand a highly unfavorable environment – an exposed saltwater marine environment within a major shipping lane is hardly ideal for precision servo-controlled mechanics or complex electronics – while delivering a reliable showcase event.
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Mechanical Engineering
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Structural Engineering
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Marine Engineering
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Conceptual Studies
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Computer Modeling
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Bid Phase Support
Location: 
Singapore
Client: 
Resorts World International
Project Type: 
Award Winning Project
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2007-2009
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Beacon Harbor Waterfront Revitalization at Denning's Point

Beacon Harbor, the Future Home of a New Rivers and Estuaries Center
Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained to complete a study and assessment of the City of Beacon’s Harbor Management Plan. Beacon has been chosen as the future home of a “state-of-the-art” Rivers and Estuaries Center that will be built on the Hudson River waterfront on a parcel of state-owned land known as Denning’s Point. The City's Plan defines the Harbor modifications needed to accommodate research vessels, vessel facilities, and a docking pier associated with the addition of the Center.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided the following marine engineering services: assessed the potential locations of the research vessels and their facilities, performed site and environmental studies, selected a preferred location, obtained regulatory permits and approvals, and designed the associated vessel facilities and pier. In fact, McLaren explored all feasible alternatives in its waterfront/marine design for this development. The City developed a public outreach and also involvement program for this project, for which McLaren supplied review documents, presentation materials, and technical assistance.
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Marine Engineering
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Schematic Design
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Feasibility Study
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Public Outreach
Location: 
Beacon, New York
Client: 
City of Beacon
Project Type: 
Waterfront
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006-2009
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Atlantic Marine Pier

Atlantic Marine Pier, Jacksonville, FL
Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained to prepare demolition plans for their existing pier, develop design plans for construction of a new pier using the existing piles, bents and dolphins, and provide construction phase services. The new pier is now capable of mooring a CG-47 class Navy warship. In addition to marine services, McLaren was tabbed to provide site/civil engineering for the topside of the pier.
McLaren's Role: 
Demolition was the first phase of the project, and McLaren prepared and submitted the necessary permits and plans. From there, McLaren collected data to better familiarize ourselves with the site and determine requirements for topographic and utility surveys. Geotechnical investigations were performed as needed. Replacement design for the pier and adjacent bulkhead track was next. McLaren provided alternate schematic design plans based upon the planned use of the pier. Site/Civil work was key in the pier design, and services include: grading and paving plans; wastewater collection system; stormwater drainage and management system; and erosion control plan. McLaren then provided construction management services, from bid phase to construction inspection.
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Marine Engineering
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Site/Civil Engineering
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Topographic Survey
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Utility Survey
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Permit Support
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Construction Administration
Location: 
Jacksonville, Florida
Client: 
Atlantic Marine Property Holding Company
Project Type: 
Pier Design/Construction Management
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2007-2010
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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25th Street Wharf Rehabilitation

25th Street Wharf, Brooklyn
Project Overview: 
As part of a waterfront contract with Lafarge North America, McLaren was selected to provide waterfront rehabilitation services at the 25th Street Wharf, located along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. The site is the operational home for New York Sand and Stone, a heavy industrial facility. As part of the lease agreement, Lafarge requested McLaren’s services to ensure the quality and life span of the structure.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren performed above water and underwater inspection of the wharf, which comprises a low-level relieving platform. The firm then provided preliminary and final design services with construction cost estimates for rehabilitation and life cycle cost analysis. Because the facility is an old, pile-supported structure, McLaren was exposed to and developed solutions for a range of conditions – in consideration of environmental regulations. Repairs included concrete encasement of deteriorated piles, replacement of failed timber members, and installation of a new timber fender system to accommodate large ship berthing. McLaren also provided permitting support and construction management services, including bid phase support.
Service: 
Marine Engineering and Design
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Above Water Inspection
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Underwater Inspection
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Construction Cost Estimating
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Permitting
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Construction Administration & Inspection
Location: 
Brooklyn, New York
Client: 
Lafarge North America
Project Type: 
Marine Structure Rehabilitation
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2003-2009
Construction Cost: 
$6,500,000
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Williamsburg, the Edge

Shoreline at Williamsburg Development
Project Overview: 
For this waterfront development project along the East River at the Northside Williamsburg site between N5th Street and N10th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, McLaren was retained to provide full marine, site/civil, and structural engineering services.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided the above and underwater inspection of piers and bulkheads; developed and implemented a geotechnical program to evaluate soil conditions; carried out a site/civil inspection, which included a site inventory concerning utilities; performed feasibility studies for water-related activities (i.e. fishing piers, water taxi landings, ferry terminals, waterfront esplanade); and provided waterfront permitting services. In addition, McLaren performed the detailed design for maintenance repairs to the seawall and shoreline stabilization, created construction documents, provided cost estimates and construction support, including bid assistance. McLaren assisted the client in developing the property for residential uses, with the goal of maximizing the number of residential units that face the Manhattan skyline. McLaren was involved with future design and construction management.
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Underwater Inspection
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Marine Engineering
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Site/Civil and Geotechnical Engineering
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Permitting
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Cost Estimating
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Construction Inspection/Administration
Location: 
Brooklyn, New York
Client: 
Douglaston Development
Project Type: 
Shoreline Stabilization/Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2003-2010
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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