Press Release: 08.22.2019

McCarthy Begins Rehabilitation at Port Houston Wharf 3

Rehabilitation at Barbours Cut Container Terminal will increase efficiency and capacity

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McCarthy has begun rehabilitation construction on Wharf 3 within Barbours Cut Container Terminal at Port Houston located in LaPorte, Texas. The project consists of three distinct phases of work on the existing wharf as part of the Port’s continued effort to grow and modernize. The project is slated for completion in November 2020.

“McCarthy’s marine team has completed rehabilitation construction on Wharf 1 and 2 at Barbours Cut for Port Houston and we are excited to follow suit on Wharf 3,” said Mike Schulte, McCarthy’s senior vice president. “Our experience in undertaking complex port projects is clearly demonstrated in the quality of work that we deliver. We are proud to continue our nearly two decades long work program with the Port of Houston Authority, one of the premier ports in the country.”

The Wharf 3 project includes three scopes of work. The first includes the rehabilitation of Wharf 3, which consists of the reconstruction of 1,000 feet of the wharf, dredging, drilled shafts, fenders, bollards, crane rail, concrete paving, stevedore support building, electric and telecommunications. The second phase will be the construction of the electrical infrastructure, which includes 3,600 feet of underground duct bank, concrete paving, jack and bore and directional drilling, as well as electric and telecommunications. The final phase includes the demolition of a portion of the Lash Dock, which will consist of the demolition of precast slab beams, pile caps, the removal of 47 drilled shafts with bell bottom foundations and dredging.

Other Port Houston projects McCarthy has completed includes the construction of Bayport Phase I Wharf and Wharf 2, Bayport Phase I Stage 1 and Phase I Stage 2 Container Yards, Bayport Truck Gate Complex and Bayport Port Road. McCarthy is also currently working on the new Container Yard 7 at Port Houston as part of the latest expansion of the Bayport Container Terminal and is slated for completion in summer 2020.


About McCarthy

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 12th largest domestic builder (Engineering News-Record, May 2019). With approximately 3,700 salaried employees and craft professionals, the firm has offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.




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