Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Hires HDR to Rehabilitate Greenville Yard

(November 16, 2011) - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has hired HDR to rehabilitate the Greenville Yard in Greenville, N.J., to improve ongoing rail-to-barge-to-rail freight movements across New York Harbor. The work includes rehabilitating a barge and transfer bridge used to move freight rail cars from the yard to the barges, designing a new barge and two new bridges, demolishing two bridges, rehabilitating the rail yard and waterfront structures, and environmental permitting.

The project also includes the addition of approximately 10,000 feet of new track and design of yard operations facilities.

This project is among improvements to accommodate the larger Panamax freighters that will be in operation with the Panama Canal expansion, and to allow movement of up to 11,000 tons a day of solid waste out of New York City by rail. The solid waste currently travels by truck.

HDR, the prime design consultant, will perform a freight capacity analysis and provide context sensitive solutions. Ten bid packages will be prepared for the project's phases. Sub-consultant Worley Parsons will perform the marine work (barge design, and rehabilitation of barge and fender system). HDR's Pete Davis is the project manager, with Jim Kukucka from Worley-Parsons serving as deputy project manager.
"This highly complex and fast-paced project will set a standard for other rail/port facility projects," Davis said.

Construction is expected to be completed in five years.

HDR is an employee-owned architecture, engineering and consulting firm with more than 7,800 professionals in 185 offices worldwide. All of them are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions. HDR is ranked No. 11 overall in the 2011 Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms Survey, No. 9 in mass transit and rail, and No. 11 in marine and port facilities.

WorleyParsons is a leading provider of design and project execution services for the complex industrial infrastructure sector. With more than 35,000 personnel in 143 offices across 43 countries, it is ranked No.2 in ENR's Top 200 International Design Firms. Global experience drawn from supporting the full supply chain from pit/reserve to port including rail, marine, road, terminal and logistics supported by in-house geotechnical and environmental planning capability consistently creates significant value for our customers.  In addition to infrastructure projects, WorleyParsons collaborates with customers solving complex problems in Hydrocarbons, Power, and the Minerals and Metals industries.