Hugh K. Leatherman Sr. Terminal Wharf

A Notable Project

Project Description

Cape Romain Contractors entered into a Joint Venture with McLean Contracting Company headquartered in Glen Burnie, MD, to construct The South Carolina State Ports Authority’s Hugh K. Leatherman Sr. Wharf facility in North Charleston, SC. The first section of wharf is 1,400 feet long by 122 feet wide and was designed to support the modern port cranes that SCSPA purchased to offload the much larger “Post-Panamax” ships that now traverse the widened Panama Canal. The project began with dredging operations in the Cooper River, followed by pile driving, and then the erection of the precast concrete pile cap and deck system. Toward the end of the project, crane rails and fixtures, as well as fenders were installed to prepare the wharf to receive the new cranes in the Spring of 2020.

Scope of Services

  • Dredging and upload disposal of approximately 141,000 cubic yards of spoil material
  • Removal and replacement of existing stone revetment
  • Setting and driving approximately 580 pre-cast concrete piles with steel stingers
  • Erection of precast concrete pile caps, rail tubs, and deck panels
  • Cast in place concrete deck topping
  • Installation of cone fenders, bollards and ship’s water service stations
  • Installation of Ship to Shore container crane rails, pin sockets and tie-downs