GEI’s marine engineering group was retained by the Town of Plymouth to provide consulting services for the redevelopment of the T-Wharf commercial pier.
GEI was tasked to review historic project information, reevaluate the pier’s condition, and develop a layout based on current needs and site conditions. Investigation included above and below water inspection of the existing pier.
The purpose of the pier design is to provide full commercial support to the Town of Plymouth’s commercial fishermen, including protective berthing, pier-side services, product/equipment transfer capacity, truck access, and harbormaster offices.
Services included assessment of existing uses, determination of current pier condition, development of alternatives, preliminary design of preferred alternative, and filing of regulatory approvals. Regulatory reviews and approvals were completed and GEI prepared final design plans and construction documents.
Major design elements included greenheart piles supported concrete decked piers for truck loading; wave attenuation; fendering and mooring systems, stormwater management; utilities; and fish handling cranes.