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New Jersey gets $52 million to modernize port infrastructure

November 17, 2023

The Port Authority of New Jersey and New York and the South Jersey Port Corporation were awarded $52.5 million to modernize and upgrade port infrastructure. The funding came from the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP), a $653 million competitive program that supports maritime infrastructure projects that grow capacity, increase efficiency and improve resiliency across America’s ports. 

The South Jersey Port Corp. received $20.5 million for an offshore wind farm in Paulsboro. The funds will be used to build infrastructure for utility connections, stormwater collection and to install fencing and relocate a guard booth for better security. Site improvements will include building a main terminal sanitary pump station and offsite conveyance. 

Electrical infrastructure installations include 15-foot high-mast light poles, as well as a secondary main transformer, new switchgear and electrical loops. Plans include decommissioning and restoring a groundwater treatment plant for port operation use. Finally, 2 acres of land will be redeveloped for employee parking. 

The Port Authority of New Jersey and New York will share $32 million to replace and modernize a berth in Port Newark. The reconstructed wharf will have a 75-year service-life. The live load criteria will be increased by 300%, from 500 pounds per square foot to 2,000.

The wharf will also receive a high-level platform and prestress precast concrete planks for increased resiliency. Other project activities include demolition, pile driving and capping, debris removal and deck installation.

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