December 3, 2015
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., a Texas builder for 36 years, was recently awarded the contract for the $38.7 million upgrade of Wharf 2 at the Port of Houston Authority's Barbours Cut Terminal located in Morgan's Point, Texas. Barbours Cut is considered to be one of the premier container handling facilities in the country.
The project will upgrade the existing Wharf 2 to support larger wharf cranes that can accommodate post-panamax vessels. McCarthy will upgrade 1,000 linear feet of wharf, installing new foundations and crane rails, and construct a new stevedore support building, high mast poles and the electrical infrastructure required for three new 100-foot gauge electric dock cranes.
"Having recently finished Wharf 1 of the Barbours Cut Terminal, McCarthy's marine team is eager to get started on Wharf 2. McCarthy is proud to be a long-standing partner of the Port of Houston Authority which is one of the premier ports in the country," said McCarthy's Vice President of Civil Operations Kurt Knebel.
Wharf 2 is adjacent to McCarthy's recently completed Wharf 1 project, which included the rehabilitation of a 1,333 linear foot structure used for the receipt and shipment of containerized freight intended for both foreign and domestic trade. The project completed in fall 2014
The upgrade of Wharf 2 is scheduled to begin in January 2016. Completion is scheduled for early 2017.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been a community builder across America for more than 150 years and in Texas for 36 years, creating and developing positive working relationships with clients in a diverse range of markets. Throughout all phases of a project, from early integrated design phase services, through construction and after completion, McCarthy builders utilize industry-leading construction techniques and the most sophisticated technology to deliver the highest quality, job-site safety and ultimately, the best value. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 12th largest domestic builder (Engineering News-Record, June 2015) and is the leading healthcare and federal builder in Texas. McCarthy performs general contracting, construction management and design/build services for the following project types: healthcare, education, industrial, marine, transportation, water infrastructure, entertainment/hospitality, federal, parking, science and technology, and office. The firm has approximately 1,700 salaried employees with offices in Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, Atlanta, Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Denver, and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at the website or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.