Pier 300 Bulk Terminal, Port of Los Angeles
Group Delta Consultants staff conducted a geotechnical investigation for the Pier 300 Bulk terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. The project consisted of a modern, one berth dry bulk terminal berthing facility, and preparation of the terminal's backland site for a dry bulk terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
We also made recommendations for pile design, slope stability, wharf construction, dredging, liquefaction, seismic design criteria, pavements and other infrastructures, settlement due to coal piles, and railroad ballast design.
The project included a unique freestanding wharf in 72 ft of water with 54 in. pipe piles supporting the wharf. About 200 54 in. diameter piles with lengths of up to 145 ft were driven with hammers delivering over 350,000 ft-lb. energy to support the wharf.