To modernize and increase port efficiency at the Port of Boston, Bala provided electrical engineering expertise for the new container ship at Berth 10. The Berth 10 construction project involved the installation of a new 1,200 foot long bulkhead, procurement of three ship-to-shore cranes and construction of a new substation and supporting electrical infrastructure for the new crane loads.
As a sub-consultant to GEI Engineering, we worked closely with the overall design team and Massport, to understand the needs and functions associated with the new Berth operations and integration with existing Terminal Berths, dry and refrigerator container storage, highmast pole lighting, longshoreman activities, and wireless network operation throughout the existing Terminal and new Berth.
Given the age of the existing berth, the Bala team researched and reviewed nearly 40 years of record documentation associated with Terminal and surrounding roadways properties. Utilizing this historical data, the Bala team provided solutions that aligned with the phased strategy of the project for a more efficient and timely project delivery including the design of a wireless network operation throughout the existing terminal and new Berth. A series of electrical infrastructure projects were provided related to Berth 10, including both Westward and Eastward expansions.
With a fully functional Berth 10, the Port of Boston is expected to double its capacity, with an ability to handle large shipping container at a larger capacity and an ability to welcome more diversified service carriers.
Bala is proud to have been a part of this distinguished, award-winning project: