Marine Construction

Goettle specializes in the construction of mooring cells, dolphins, docks and wharfs. These structures are typically found along the inland waterways and are used to fleet, load and unload equipment and material.

Power generating stations, bulk unloading facilities, and barge shipping facilities typically need this type of structure. Periodically, these types of structures need to be retained or enlarged to suit the needs of the customer. Richard Goettle, Inc. is also capable of providing repair and maintenance for these types of marine facilities.

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When your construction operations take place in or near the water, a cofferdam is a simple solution. Cofferdams are watertight structures designed to facilitate construction projects in areas which are normally submerged. Sheet piles are driven into soil or to rock, using equipment on land or on a barge. A bracing system is installed to resist lateral loads, and a dewatering system is used to remove the water in order to allow the construction to proceed.

  • Location

    New Orleans, LA

    Project Facts

    Build 11' - 62' dia. cells
    Build 3' - 38' dia. cells
    Installation of 90,000 tons of cell fill
    3,500 tons PS-31 sheets

    Scope

    Install North and South cofferdam for installation of new Seagate Complex
    Complete to project schedule of 20 weeks

  • Location

    Panama City, Panama

    Project Facts

    17,000 tons PS-31 sheets
    230,000 cubic meters of cell fill
    1,400 tons PZC-26 sheets
    221,000 cubic meters dredging

    Scope

    Design-Build project
    Installed 24' - 72' dia. cells
    Installed 34' - 58' dia. cells
    Construct 1,500 LF of bulkhead retaining wall
    Completed to project schedule of 38 weeks

  • Location

    Clermont County, OH

    Project Facts

    Installed 12 54" diameter caissons drilled 40' into rock for uplift resistance of the 7' thick tremie seal
    5 levels of W36x300# ring walers provided lateral support for cofferdam during dewatered state
    15,765 Sq. Ft. of sheet piles 95 ft. in length

    Scope

    54' octagon shapped cofferdam with caissons drilled 40' into rock, dewatered 80' below the lakes pool elevation including walers for support when dewatering
    This was the installation of the deepest single wall dewatered cofferdam ever constructed, design by Douglas Keller, P.E. of Goettle

When the excavation is large and a single wall braced cofferdam is impractical, cellular cofferdams can be an effective solution. They are a series of interlinked sheet pile cells filled with free-draining granular material. Using its width and mass, cellular cofferdams are designed as a gravity structure to resist lateral forces.

  • Location

    Owensboro, KY

    Project Facts

    2,700 tons of PS 27.5 Sheet Pile
    2,240 LF of 14"x73 beams for Pre-cast Wall

    Scope

    Bulkhead Retaining Wall
    Installation of 3 Closed Cells 47' dia., 64' dia., and 75' dia.
    Installation of 43 Open Cells
    Temporary Cofferdam
    Vibro compaction of Open Cells

  • Location

    New Orleans, LA

    Project Facts

    Build 11' - 62' dia. cells
    Build 3' - 38' dia. cells
    Installation of 90,000 tons of cell fill
    3,500 tons PS-31 sheets

    Scope

    Install North and South cofferdam for installation of new Seagate Complex
    Complete to project schedule of 20 weeks

  • Location

    Aberdeen, OH

    Project Facts

    2 EA -40’ diameter River Cells
    60 EA -20’ diameter River Cells
    100 EA -Battered and Vertical H-Piles
    11,000 LF of H-Piles
    62,000 CY of Stone Fill
    27,000 CY Dredged excavation

    Scope

    Design-build foundation for conveyer bents, vehicular, and walkwaybridges. 12 Month Project Duration.

  • Location

    Panama City, Panama

    Project Facts

    17,000 tons PS-31 sheets
    230,000 cubic meters of cell fill
    1,400 tons PZC-26 sheets
    221,000 cubic meters dredging

    Scope

    Design-Build project
    Installed 24' - 72' dia. cells
    Installed 34' - 58' dia. cells
    Construct 1,500 LF of bulkhead retaining wall
    Completed to project schedule of 38 weeks

Goettle has been utilizing open Sheet Pile Technology in open cell bulkheads for typically land based operations, primarily used for waterfront structures for over 50 years. They include flat sheet piles, wye connectors and anchor piles. When completed, the finished structure is seen as a series of U-shapes when viewed from above. These structures provide high performance with minimal sheet pile toe embedment, providing a cost effective marine construction solution.

  • Location

    Lawrenceburg, IN

    Project Facts

    300,000 SF PS27.5 sheetpile
    2,500 LF handrail
    250,000 CYD of excavation
    30 week duration - on time

    Scope

    Design-Build project
    Install 93 Open Cells for Riverboat Harbor

  • Location

    Owensboro, KY

    Project Facts

    2,700 tons of PS 27.5 Sheet Pile
    2,240 LF of 14"x73 beams for Pre-cast Wall

    Scope

    Bulkhead Retaining Wall
    Installation of 3 Closed Cells 47' dia., 64' dia., and 75' dia.
    Installation of 43 Open Cells
    Temporary Cofferdam
    Vibro compaction of Open Cells