ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF INNOVATIVE REMOTE PORT INFRASTRUCTURE
Port site developments for mining and petroleum projects in Alaska and Canada are typically very remote and exposed to any number of extreme elements including crushing ice loads, large wave forces, significant seismic activity and large berthing forces. Sheet pile cellular type docks are particularly well suited for remote locations because they can reuse mine overburden material, easily be adapted to field conditions encountered, economically transported to the site and utilize standardized repetative assembly methods. Economical solutions under rigorous operational parameters include standard and innovative type cellular sheet pile type dock structures. Actual data and case studies are presented in this paper and serve as a basis for economic life cycle analysis. An alternative matrix is provided summarizing the best technical solution for site specific conditions that optimizes capital expenditures and maintenance costs.
Economics, Remote, Port, Infrastructure