Reconstruction of Matson Container Yard, Honolulu Harbor

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Client Name: State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Harbors Division
Date Completed: 2002,2006
Construction Cost: $23,000,000
Disciplines Applied: Civil Engineering, Surveying & MappingPlanning & Permitting (for NPDES Permits)

Project Description:

RMTC was selected as prime consultant for this $23-million project at the Pier 52 to 53 Container Yard. Matson Navigation Company leases this area from the State of Hawaii for loading, unloading and storage of containers and general cargo transported to and from Honolulu.  RMTC provided surveying, engineering and construction services for the reconstruction of 60 acres of utilities (water, drainage and lighting) and five acres of pavement along Piers 52 to 53 on Sand Island. The existing asphalt concrete pavement had experienced severe damage due to the extreme loading conditions imposed by container-handling equipment, as well as normal wear and tear.

Services included:

  • Provided topographic surveying of the 60-acre project site.
  • Conducted field reconnaissance and research to assess existing pavement and causes of damage for alternative pavement designs.
  • Prepared a pavement justification report, including development of cost estimates, life cycle cost analysis of pavement section alternatives, and determination a feasible pavement design for a 30-year service life.
  • Designed water, drainage, lighting and electrical utilities.
  • Prepared a preliminary construction phasing plan to allow for expeditious construction with minimum container yard operations disruption.
  • Prepared and obtained approval of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for grading and dewatering.
  • Provided construction administration services during project construction.