S.T. Hudson Engineers Ready To Aid Port In Dredging

If there is a go-to engineering firm when it comes to dredging, New Jersey-based S. T. Hudson is the company.

Hudson has been assisting clients with dredging projects over the past forty years.

Its services include pre and post dredge hydrographic surveys, Federal and state permits and structural evaluations of the effect of deeper dredge depths have on pier structures.

As well as dredging, Hudson recently worked on a rehab project at PRPA's Pier 80 at the Penn Warehousing and Distribution Center.

Pier 80 South had a localized failure on the out -shore section of the pier. Hudson's engineers performed a divers' survey, completed designs, acquired state and federal permits prepared construction documents, and conducted inspections for the rehabilitation of the pier.

"Deepening the Delaware River to 45' will require the users of the Delaware River to review the capabilities of their pier structures at the deeper dredge depth," says Leslie Hudson, sales and marketing partner at Hudson.

"Our staff of certified inshore hydrographic surveyors, dredging consultants, and marine engineers will be ready and available to assist the port community with these consulting engineering services."

The dredging of the Delaware River will increase business in the maritime community in a number of ways:

  • Reinforcement and expansion of pier facilities for the deeper dredge depths will provide new construction jobs.

  • Deeper draft vessels will bring additional cargo to the port and provide new jobs.

  • The deeper channel will attract new carriers to the port, which translates into more jobs.

  • "The bottom line is the deepening of the channel is about jobs and economic growth for the region," Hudson said.

Hudson's Engineers builds on over 120 years of experience and are one of the most respected names in ports and harbor engineering. It provides clients from Canada to the Caribbean with designs for new construction and rehabilitation of all types of port and marine terminal facilities, including piers, wharves, loading platforms, and mooring structures. It has extensive experience in recreational marine facilities such as ferry piers, marinas, boat ramps, boardwalks, and fishing piers.

It frequently handles timber, concrete, and steel structures and has been at the forefront of designing composite-materials construction systems. It also covers cathodic protection and, in some instances, historic preservation.