The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) has selected Mott MacDonald to provide project management, engineering design, cost estimating, permit application preparation, and construction administration and inspection services for the rehabilitation of the 91-year-old Pier B in Mobile, Alabama.

The project entails upgrading and updating a segment of the pile-supported reinforced concrete pier, which was built in 1925. The segment measures 70 by 1,500 feet. Options for the project include potentially increasing the structural capacity of the pier from 1,000 to 1,500 pounds per square foot.

Rehabilitation of the pier will increase import and export capacity, supporting economic development initiatives in the city. ASPA supports 134,608 direct and indirect jobs in Alabama, with an impact of $22.4 billion in economic value.

“We are proud to be taking on this new project for the benefit of the people of Mobile,” says Nick DeNichilo, President and CEO of Mott MacDonald in North America. “Our recent projects here have included program management for the design and construction of the award-winning Airbus Final Assembly Line, and we are currently leading a team of project management and technical consultants for the creation of the new Mobile River Bridge.”