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Patrick King

Global Practice Director

Connecting land and sea, serving as the nexus for food and commodities fundamental to daily living.

Largely hidden engineering and logistics marvels that provide us with food, fuels and supplies, seaports are gateways for world freight circulation fundamental to daily existence. 

Global maritime trade is expected to double in the coming decades, so port authorities and operators have a sizable challenge to tackle—modernizing operations and increasing capacity. With our ports legacy spanning back more than a century, we’ve been at the cusp of maritime and coastal engineering, developing specialized solutions that advance business, stakeholder and community goals.

We dive deeper than most when it comes to knowing and understanding the complex nature of maritime infrastructure development.

Our passion not only shows through in our technical know-how, but also through our long-standing client relationships.

In tune with the market’s diverse and specialized needs, we offer exceptional expertise in containerized cargo terminals; general cargo/break-bulk terminals; petrochemical, energy and mining marine facilities; government and military facilities; intermodal facilities; and ferry terminals, cruise terminals and urban waterfronts.

  • Master planning
  • Operations planning
  • Automated container terminals planning and design
  • Marine facility engineering design 
  • Coastal protection and engineering
  • Environmental documentation
  • Underwater inspection, rehabilitation and repair
  • Program management 
  • Construction management 
  • Capital planning
  • Management consulting

Clients & Projects

Program Management

Managing complex, interrelated projects and diverse stakeholder requirements effectively takes artful steering, and we have an in-depth understanding of commercial port operations and deep technical expertise in all areas of port development because we’ve navigated some of the world’s largest and most complex programs.

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Panama Canal Expansion Program, Republic of Panama

Doubling the Canal’s capacity and ensuring a robust future for the vital international trade route, our program management advisory team is supporting the transformational 8-year Canal expansion, ensuring the Canal’s vital role in the future of maritime trade.

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Port of Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska

Improving the structural and seismic reliability of the Port’s facilities, the Anchorage Port Modernization Project’s planning, design, engineering and construction is being managed by CH2M.

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Port of Gulfport Restoration, Gulfport, Mississippi

Working to restore and expand facilities damaged by Hurricane Katrina, we’re helping the Port reach its environmental and marketplace goals and find alternatives to expand economic growth for the community and the state.

Our seasoned professionals have unmatched experience in every maritime sector delivering major programs throughout the world.

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Patrick King

Global Practice Director
Design

The unique technical demands of port infrastructure require ready access to a broad range of engineering disciplines, and we have them. Our civil, structural, geotechnical, electrical, mechanical, environmental, coastal and dredging experts are ready to dive into delivering effective solutions to your complicated challenges. 

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Alaska LNG, Alaska

Fueling Alaska’s future, CH2M is hard at work providing preliminary engineering services on the design of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine facilities for the Alaska LNG Project. The integrated LNG gas export project could monetize North Slope natural gas.

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TraPac Automated Container Terminal, Port of Los Angeles, California

Meeting the need for ever-increasing efficiencies in terminal operations, the Port partnered with us for engineering design of the first fully automated terminal on the U.S. West Coast. 

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Moin Container Terminal, Costa Rica

Developing a sustainable container terminal to advance Costa Rica’s global competitiveness, we supported APM Terminals by performing studies and engineering design, and now construction management, for the development of Costa Rica’s largest-ever infrastructure project.

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Global Terminal, Bayonne, New Jersey

Accommodating the largest Post-Panamax container vessels in the world, the new wharf and yard expansion, both designed by us, positions the facility as one of the most technologically advanced marine terminals in North America, effectively doubling the number of containers that can be handled at the terminal.

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Roy Hill Iron Ore Project, Pilbara, Western Australia

Forecasting 55 million tons of direct ship hematite ore per year, one of the largest mining projects in Australia is receiving complete portside facilities civil infrastructure design support, including rail and road design, from our multidisciplinary team.

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Ras Laffan LNG Port Expansion, Qatar

Serving as the world's largest liquefied natural gas export facility, Qatar Petroleum commissioned us to prepare the front-end engineering design package and the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning bidding document for the port expansion, covering an area of almost 20 square miles.

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Rosyth Dockyard Infrastructure Upgrade, Rosyth, Fife, Scotland

Housing the assembly and testing of the largest ships ever built for the Royal Navy, our team supported the dockyard upgrade by providing design and construction supervision.

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Virginia International Gateway, Portsmouth, Virginia

Pioneering new technology, we were the engineer of record for the first automated container terminal in the Western Hemisphere.

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Tampa Petroleum Facilities Improvement, Port Tampa Bay , Florida

Adding two new deep-water shipping berths with multiple 12-inch-diameter piping systems for receiving petroleum products and ammonia, Port Tampa selected us to provide lead design and engineering services on this critical capacity improvement project.

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Jebel Ali Port Expansion, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Helping Dubai Ports World expand capacity to build one of the world’s biggest container ports, we prepared the master plan and carried out the detailed design for the first stage of development.

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Cruise Terminal 8 Expansion & Parking Garage, Port Canaveral, Florida

Continuing 60 years of dedicated service with Port Canaveral, we’ve supported needed capacity enhancements for two new mega ships, with master planning and conceptual and detailed designs for the terminal upgrade and expansion.

Consulting

Keeping pace in this ever-changing industry demands a focus on expanding capacity and developing sustainable and profitable business operations. Let us turn your challenge into your opportunity with our broad range of consulting services—from facility planning and design through constructing and maintaining the physical and financial value of your assets—giving you the edge you’ll need to keep up with this booming business.

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Port of Felixstowe Container Terminal, United Kingdom

Serving the UK’s biggest and busiest container port, we provided full consultancy services for the Port’s new deepwater quay, accommodating the world's largest container ships.

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Deepwater Container Terminal Expansion, Gdansk, Poland >

Meeting the growing demand for deep-sea services in Central-Eastern Europe, DCT Gdansk has enlisted our experts to help expand operations. We’re providing contract engineer services for a new deep-water quay and multi-user container terminal capable of serving the world’s largest container vessels.

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Khalifa Port, United Arab Emirates

Serving Abu Dhabi and beyond, the deep water Khalifa Port was sustainably built on an artificial island complex—we provided port master planning and marine and environmental impact assessments to protect the adjacent Ras Ghanada coral reef from the effects of port operations.

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Ports and Maritime Underwater Inspection, Rehabilitation & Repair, Global

Providing proactive inspection and maintenance services that play a vital role in protecting your infrastructure assets, our engineer-divers are among the most skilled in the marine engineering industry, each with extensive experience in the inspection, analysis, design and underwater construction of marine structures.

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Washington State Ferries, Seattle, Washington

Stretching back almost 25 years, we have proudly served the largest ferry operator in the U.S., providing terminal planning, design engineering and project management expertise to keep millions of passengers on the move throughout the Puget Sound. 

Our supervision services will help cement the Gdansk Deep Container Terminal’s position as one of the busiest ports in the Baltic Sea and across the whole of Europe.

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John Martin

Director of Ports & Maritime, Europe