Savannah Harbor Expansion Project Update - March 14, 2013


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Lt. Col. Thomas Woodie, Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, gave this presentation on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project to the Propeller Club, March 14, 2013 in Savannah, Ga.

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  • It is not quite accurate in that it shows flow over gate #5, which shouldn't happen at all, and flow under gates #2, 3 and 4, which should only happen during a high flow event. But it does depict the general idea.
  • Savannah Harbor Expansion Project Update - March 14, 2013

    1. 1. Savannah Harbor Expansion Project Presentation To The Propeller Club 14 March 2013 By Lt. Col. Thomas Woodie Deputy Commander Savannah DistrictUS Army Corps of EngineersBUILDING STRONG®
    2. 2. Agenda Quick Overview of SHEP Next Steps Designs for First Features Construction Timeline Questions 2 BUILDING STRONG®
    3. 3. Existing Project  42-ft Navigation Channel  32.7 miles long  7 Turning Basins  7 Confined Disposal Facilities, 5,305 ac  Offshore Dredged Material Disposal Site, 4.26 sq mi  Freshwater Control System  Depth and tide restrictedGarden City Terminal• 4th largest container port in US• 2nd largest container port on East Coast US• Largest single terminal in North America BUILDING STRONG® 3• Fastest growing container port in the Nation since 2001
    4. 4. SHEP Bottom Line Up Front NED & Selected Plan is the 47-foot alternative • Yields $174 M in total annual net benefits • Project First Cost $652 M at FY 12 price levels • Benefit to Cost Ratio of 5.5 to 1 • Annual O&M costs increase from $22 M to $27 M • Environmental impacts can be mitigated to an acceptable level The CMA CGM FIGARO (8500 TEUs) 4 BUILDING STRONG®
    5. 5. Project Objectives Improve the efficiency of moving goods through Savannah Harbor Reduce tidal constraints Avoid, minimize and mitigate impacts to maximum practicable extent 4,600 TEUs 8,200 TEUs 5 BUILDING STRONG®
    6. 6. Engineering Overview Individual Studies Were Conducted 6 BUILDING STRONG®
    7. 7. Summary of Environmental Effects Project features adequately mitigate for: Loss of 16 AC brackish marsh (0.85 in SC) Conversion of tidal marshes • 223 AC freshwater marsh to brackish marsh (none in SC) • 740 AC salt marsh to brackish marsh (563 in SC)  Loss of fish habitat • 7% loss in shortnose sturgeon winter habitat • 10% loss in striped bass spawning habitat Impacts to dissolved oxygen Impacts to drinking water Other project effects: Gain in southern flounder habitat (57%) Gains in dissolved oxygen 7 BUILDING STRONG®
    8. 8. Economics Overview TEU Projections 2030 Container Fleet (6,500,000 TEUs)Garden City Terminal Reaches Maximum TEU through-put Capacity in 2030 With deepening, increased proportions of more efficient Post-Panamax Generation II vessels call at Savannah 8 BUILDING STRONG®
    9. 9. 47’ NED Selected Plan Value to the Nation - 4th largest container port in US - Largest single terminal operation in North America - Fastest growing container port in the Nation for the last 10 years - 2.92M TEU through-put in 2011 - Supports in GA over 352,000 jobs, $18.5B in income and $2.5B in state and local taxes annually - Supports in SC over 19,700 jobs, $959M in income, $147M in state and local taxes annually - $66.9B in GA revenue (9% of GA total sales) annually - $4.3B in SC revenue (1.3% of SC total sales) annuallyProject Information- Deepen from 42’ to 47’ NED selected plan- $652M Total First Cost (FY 12 Price Levels)- $311M Total Mitigation Cost- 70% Federal 29% Non-Federal Cost Share:- $174M Annual Net Benefits-Benefits Derived From Increased TransportationEfficiencies- 5.5:1 @ 4% (discount rate) Benefit to Cost Ratio- Projected to create 11,000+ jobs nationwide 9 BUILDING STRONG®
    10. 10. Cost Summary47’ NED Selected Plan Cost Amount in MillionsChannel modification and dredged material placement $257Fish, Wildlife & Wetlands mitigation features $221Other mitigation features $71Lands Easements Rights of Way Relocations (LERRs) $19Pre-Eng and Design (including $41M sunk costs) $69Construction Management $15Total $652 Note: The project has a Benefit Cost Ratio of 5.5 to 1 and mitigation and environmental features are 47% of the Project First Cost. 10 BUILDING STRONG®
    11. 11. Navigation Features FEATURE Program ValueOuter Harbor Dredging $81MInner Harbor Dredging 157MUSCG Navigation Aids $5MDisposal Area 14A & B Dike Raising $12MAdditional Dike Raising $8M BUILDING STRONG®
    12. 12. Mitigation Features FEATURE Program ValueFish Passage $30M1S Marsh Restoration $18MRaw Water Storage Impoundment $26MStriped Bass Stocking Payment $3MDissolved Oxygen Injection System $72MMonitoring $42MCSS Georgia Removal $14MMcCoy’s Cut Work $15MSediment Basin Work $52M 12 BUILDING STRONG®
    13. 13. Progress to Date April 2012: Release of Final Report August 2012: Chief of Engineers signs Final Report October 2012: Record of Decision signed BUILDING STRONG®
    14. 14. What’s Next? Complete designs for first features Legal challenges by SELC and SC SRMC Congressional Approval for Cost Increase (902 limit fix) Cost Share Agreement (PPA with Georgia) FY14 is earliest we can expect funding BUILDING STRONG®
    15. 15. Disposal Area 14A & 14B Dike Raisings Work performed by USACE 15 BUILDING STRONG®
    16. 16. Up River Site Upper River SiteDissolved OxygenInjectionWork performed by Down River Site 16 BUILDING STRONG®
    17. 17. Injection Concept 17 BUILDING STRONG®
    18. 18. CSS Georgia RecoveryWork performed by U.S. Navy 18 BUILDING STRONG®
    19. 19. CSS Georgia Ordnance1863 Inventory of Guns1 EA - 6 Pounder3 EA – 8-Inch Shell Guns2 EA – 9-Inch Shell Guns1 EA – 24-Pounder4 EA – 32-Pounder Rifles1986 Dive Operations – Recovered Items1 EA – 24-Pounder1EA – 32 Pounder RifleAssorted Brooke Projectiles, Percussion Fuses and Spherical ShotKnown Remaining Guns in the Debris Field2 EA – 32 Pounder Rifles1 EA – No. 1 Cannon (On Inventory Listed as an 8-Inch Shell Gun) 19 BUILDING STRONG®
    20. 20. CSS Georgia Curation 20 BUILDING STRONG®
    21. 21. CSS Georgia Curation 21 BUILDING STRONG®
    22. 22. Work performed by New Savannah Bluff Augusta, GA Lock & Dam Fish Passage Savannah Harbor 22 BUILDING STRONG®
    23. 23. Rendition of NSBL&D 23 BUILDING STRONG®
    24. 24. McCoys Cut Diversion Structure Flow Re-Routing Work performed by 24 BUILDING STRONG®
    25. 25. Raw Water Storage ImpoundmentWork performed by 25 BUILDING STRONG®
    26. 26. Storage Impoundment Concept 26 BUILDING STRONG®
    27. 27. Raw Water Storage Example 27 BUILDING STRONG®
    28. 28. SHEP Construction Timeline 28 BUILDING STRONG®
    29. 29. Summary Selected Plan (47-foot alternative) is well justified • Benefit to Cost Ratio of 5.5 to 1 • Project First Cost $652 M at FY 12 levels yields $174 M in total annual benefits • Annual O&M costs increase from $22 M to $27 M • Environmental impacts would be mitigated to an acceptable level Developed a comprehensive mitigation plan ($311M or 47% of project cost) Includes extensive monitoring and adaptive management SHEP supports the Administration’s priorities of being protective of the environment, improving infrastructure, creating jobs, and maintaining global competitiveness ASA(CW) signed ROD on 26 October 2012 Need Congress to adjust 902 limit and signed PPA before construction can begin Designs for first features underway 29 BUILDING STRONG®
    30. 30. Questions? 30 BUILDING STRONG®
    31. 31. Learn more on our website: 31 BUILDING STRONG®