Marine Projects

Hoboken Ferry Terminal

Historic Hoboken Ferry Terminal
Project Overview: 
Restoration of the terminal slips and historic building to active maritime service.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided professional engineering design (preparation of permit documents, detailed inspections of existing structures, surveying, preliminary and final design) and construction assistance services associated with Phases II and III of the Rehabilitation and Redevelopment of the Hoboken Terminal and Yard Complex. Phase II Services included the superstructure and substructure repairs which included demolition of the Finger Piers along with the Fender Racks, coring of holes through decking, driving of new steel piles, placing or new pier caps, fastening of existing steel to new pier caps, River Façade Copper replacement and lighting, clock tower design build, new trash compactor, substructure and superstructure framing repairs. Phase III Services included the stabilization of the existing ferry terminal foundation and superstructure, update design of the ferry docking systems and mechanized ramps to conform to the latest PANYNJ standards and used by current ferry operators. McLaren provided design of a pile anchorage system for a replacement marina dock layout, as well as assisted with the development of a floating wave attenuator layout arrangement and anchorage design to protect the marina. In addition, McLaren performed a wind and wave analysis.
Service: 
Marine Engineering
Service: 
Anchorage Design Services
Service: 
Permit Preparation
Location: 
Hoboken, New Jersey
Client: 
NJ Transit / STV
Project Type: 
Marine Engineering
Role: 
Sub-consultant
Contract Period: 
2002-2011
Construction Cost: 
$300,000,000
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Harbors at Haverstraw

Harbors at Haverstraw - Haverstraw Shoreline
Project Overview: 
This large-scale waterfront redevelopment in the Village of Haverstraw, along the Hudson River, consists of approximately 900 residential units. Continuous public waterfront access was incorporated into the project via a promenade and various recreational waterfront features including a fishing pier, kayak launch, and marina. Construction of the project will occur between 2002 and 2010, and is being phased into four distinct sites.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided waterfront site development services including marina development, site/civil engineering, marine engineering, shoreline stabilization, and construction administration. These services included preparation of an overall concept plan, preparation of an in-water structures plan, fathometric survey, shoreline investigation and assessment, and shoreline design alternatives. The project also included preparation of an existing conditions report for the entire waterfront, permit preparation/acquisition, condition assessment of timber piles, preparation of construction documents associated with the site, and design of promenade.
Service: 
Waterfront/Marine Engineering
Service: 
Site/Civil Engineering
Service: 
Fathometric Survey
Service: 
Shoreline Stabilization
Service: 
Marina Development
Service: 
Construction Administration
Location: 
Haverstraw, New York
Client: 
Ginsburg Development, LLC
Project Type: 
Waterfront Development
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2001-2006
Construction Cost: 
$500,000,000
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Greenpoint Openspace Improvements

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Project Overview: 
As a part of continuing efforts to redevelop former industrial-use sites on Brooklyn’s waterfront on the East River, McLaren provided marine, site/civil, and geotechnical engineering services for open space improvements of the properties at the end of Java Street, Kent Street, and Greenpoint Avenue. The improvements include a pier, a waterfront esplanade, and a park. The open space provides a much-needed respite from the congestion of urban living and the refurbished pier will serve as a future site for a ferry service connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren performed underwater inspections of the project site and waterfront structures, and reviewed all available documentation about these existing structures. McLaren generated a plan for the demolition and redesign of the existing pier at Kent Street and coordinated permitting. For the creation of a waterfront esplanade, McLaren created demolition plans for various existing structures and design documents for shoreline improvements to support the esplanade. McLaren developed several design alternatives for the NYCDEC’s review, taking into account cost efficiencies and sustainable design.
Service: 
Marine Engineering and Design
Service: 
Underwater Inspection
Service: 
Site/Civil Engineering
Service: 
Geotechnical Engineering
Service: 
Permitting
Service: 
Construction Administration & Inspection
Location: 
Brooklyn, New York
Client: 
New York City Economic Development Corporation
Project Type: 
Marine Design
Role: 
Sub-consultant
Contract Period: 
2002-2007
Construction Cost: 
$8,500,000 (Est.)
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Edgewater Marina, Park and Terminal

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Project Overview: 
McLaren provided Marine, Site/Civil, Permitting, and Construction Administration services for this 12.4-acre site consisting of 2.9 acres of upland area and 9.5 acres of waterside docks and marinas. The project required the demolition of existing on-site structures, construction of a ferry landing, associated facilities and open spaces, on-site utilities relocation and the rehabilitation of a number of marine structures.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren developed design criteria for the new ferry landing, marina and building structures, which included design loads, vessel types, ADA requirements and material specifications. Upon an above and below water survey, McLaren determined the condition of the existing components of the marina before coming up with rehabilitation design plans. Additionally, McLaren assisted in a boring program and in submitting for the appropriate permits. McLaren outlined specifications for the new ferry landing, marina and building structures and proposed preliminary and final design documents.
Service: 
Marine Design and Engineering
Service: 
Permitting
Service: 
Construction Inspection
Service: 
Construction Administration
Service: 
Above and Below Water Survey
Location: 
Edgewater, New Jersey
Client: 
Gruzen Samton LLP / Borough of Edgewater
Project Type: 
Ferry Terminal Design
Role: 
Sub-consultant
Contract Period: 
2003-2007
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Carnival Cruise Pier Rehabilitation

Carnival Cruise Pier
Project Overview: 
McLaren provided engineering services for the rehabilitation of an existing mooring dolphin and cruise ship docking facility located in Cozumel, Mexico. The mooring dolphin was struck by a docking vessel, and immediate damage was visible to the fender system and mooring dolphin. In-depth underwater investigations revealed that scour around the footings also compromised the structural integrity of the dolphin. It was determined that the ensuing scour was the result of new azipod thruster technology.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren’s role was to provide professional engineering support services for the successful rehabilitation of the mooring dolphin. Repair schematics and specifications were issued to address the fender damage and restore the condition of the mooring dolphin. Repair recommendations were made to address the scour problems at the footings. Repairs were accomplished by using prestressed anchor tie rods, which extended through the top of the deck and were grouted in place. McLaren provided inspections, analyses, assessments, recommendations, and estimated repair costs in the form of a Summary Letter Report.
Service: 
Marine Engineering
Service: 
Underwater Inspection
Service: 
Design-Build
Location: 
Cozumel, Mexico
Client: 
Carnival Corporation
Project Type: 
Pier Rehabilitation
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2002-2004
Construction Cost: 
N/A