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WETA Central Bay Ferry Terminal


Alameda, CA


Power Engineering, in a joint venture with Overaa Construction, is well underway with the design and construction of the Central Bay Operations & Maintenance Facility for Water Emergency Transportation Authority of San Francisco (WETA). This new ferry terminal will support maintenance of San Francisco Bay Ferry’s fleet of vessels and function as an emergency operations center in the event of a regional disaster. The facility includes a four-story building and working yard in addition to a vast floating marine facility with berthing slips and utility connections for twelve 400-passenger ferry boats. The vessels will be serviced, cleaned, fueled and stored overnight at the facility.

The over-water portion of the facility consists of 14,000 square feet of concrete floats with 10-foot high steel walkway structures anchored to the top. Each steel walkway stands 18 feet above the keel of the float. Once floating and stable in the water, the height of each steel walkway structure is still 12 feet above water. The main float walkway w/ gangway extends over 450 feet offshore with 6 finger floats each extending 136 feet perpendicular to the main. There are 10 different utility lines running from land out to each of the 12 vessel mooring locations; vessel support utilities include sewer, bilge water, potable water, compressed air, fire suppression, shore power, communications, fuel oil, lube oil, and waste oil. Awarded in May 2016, this Design-Build, 50-year essential facility project is scheduled for completion in March 2018.