Mobile Port Project Requires Massive Underground Electrical Installations

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | September 2009 Vol. 64 No. 9

The high mast lighting was needed for the ceremonies, but the completion of the substation to power them originally was scheduled in Phase 2. Bagby & Russell devised a reconfiguration of the substation feeders and moved forward to power up the lighting substations for the grand opening.

R.B. Baker also installed a storm drainage system that includes 13,716 lineal feet of storm drainage reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) in diameters of 12, 15, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 60 and 84 inches. Beasley said 99.9 percent of the drainage pipe was at a 50 percent slope. Two outfalls discharge into the Gulf of Mexico – one 84 inches in diameter through a bulkhead, the other a triple 42 inch outfall. In addition, 4,960 linear feet of trench drain was installed.

"R.B. Baker topped off the 95 acre site with 403,000 square yards of 6 inch soil cement with 110,000 square yards of 15½ inch and 293,000 square yards of 8 inch roller compacted concrete (RCC)," Beasley added.

The Mobile Container Terminal is a public private partnership between the Alabama State Port Authority and Mobile Container Terminal LLC, a joint venture between APM Terminals North America and Terminal Link, a subsidiary of CMA CGM, a leading global container shipping carrier based in France. The facility is operated by Mobile Container Terminal.

Founded in 1920, Bagby & Russell is a full service electrical contractor serving Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Bagby & Russell typically self performs 100 percent of all phases of electrical installations.

R.B. Baker Construction Inc. is a heavy-highway general contractor engaged in construction of highways, landfills, site development and other related construction projects for both public and private sectors. The company operates primarily in the southeastern United States.

RJ Baggett Inc. is a general contractor specializing in industrial buildings and warehouses.