Lessons Learned Installing a Critical Large-Diameter Spiral Welded Steel Water Pipe under New York Harbor

The Port of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) owns one of the most heavily used water transportation corridors in the World. It takes in nearly 1/3 of all the Eastern United States (US) shipping trade. The Anchorage Channel is the main “road-way” into the Metro New York Harbor from the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to the channel’s confluence with the Port Jersey Channel. In 2014, $125 Billion Dollars worth of goods and commodities were shipped into this Port. In the late 1990’s the Port Authority recognized that cargo volumes could double within the next 20 years and along with that the usage fees generated by the increased cargo. To accommodate the larger “mega” ships that were being designed and built for the 21st Century for these increased loads, the Anchorage Channel needed to be dredged to accommodate ships with drafts exceeding 50 feet.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1279-1289
  • Monograph Title: Pipelines 2016: Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Not Out of Risk

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  • Accession Number: 01608247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479957
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 15 2016 3:04PM