Steel Port Facility, Convent, Louisiana
Massman completed the construction of the Nucor Steel Louisiana LLC ship unloading/barge loading dock facility on the Mississippi River near Convent, LA. The facility offloads ocean going ships loaded with iron ore. The iron ore is transferred to a processing plant on land by a conveyor system. After processing the ore, the reduced iron is returned to the dock facility for loading onto barges for shipment to other steel mills which produce steel plate and shapes. The project included the installation of the foundations for the offloading and loading structures, construction of reinforced concrete decks for conveyor transfer and hopper buildings, and installation of guidewalls and mooring dolphins for both ocean going ships and inland barges.