Bristol Construction to Repair Rails at USA’s Largest Ammunition Port
Bristol Construction Services in Anchorage, AK received a $17.5 million construction contract modification to provide labor, materials and equipment to repair/upgrade the access rail line and on-post rail system (to increase turning radiuses and track gauges) at the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU), Southport, NC. The original contract [pdf] (W912HN-08-C-0072) awarded Sept 27/08, is for $30 million.
The Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point facility is the largest ammunition port in the United States, and the US Army’s primary East Coast deep-water port. It is operated by the 597th Transportation Group on a 16,000-acre site in Southport, NC…
MOTSU provides worldwide transshipment of US Department of Defense ammunition, explosives, and other dangerous cargo under the command of the 1303d Major Port Command. Munitions are brought in by truck or train and loaded aboard ships.
The facility also supports Fort Bragg, NC. If the 82nd Airborne Division is mobilized, heavy equipment and bulk supplies and ammunition for the division and its supporting units would be shipped out of the terminal.
For the contract, Bristol will perform the following tasks:
- replace rail lines and deteriorated/defective ties;
- straighten skewed ties;
- distribute and redistribute ballast,
- tighten and/or replace loose and missing bolts,
- clean fouled ballast,
- tighten crossings panels,
- replace and upgrade turnouts,
- replace short toe bars,
- replace missing mile post markers,
- remove abandoned rail crossings,
- establish drainage,
- spray vegetation, and
- replace headwall.
Bristol expects to complete the work by March 31/12. For the contract, 1 bid was solicited with 1 bid received by the US Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, GA.