Cruise Terminal 1 Now Set To Open In Late December
By Space Coast Daily // November 1, 2014
delayed approximately one month
ABOVE VIDEO: Orion Marine Group, Inc., a leading heavy civil marine contractor headquartered in Houston, Texas, is working hard to complete the marine portion of the Cruise Terminal 1 project at Port Canaveral, while local firm Ivey’s Construction of Merritt Island, is on schedule to complete the 187,500 square foot facility.
Ivey’s Construction of Merritt Island Builds Landmark Structure
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The completion and opening of Port Canaveral’s $90 million Cruise Terminal 1, located on the south side of Canaveral harbor, has been delayed approximately one month until late December.
“The new cruise terminal complex will handle the largest cruise ships currently sailing as well as the 6,000-passenger vessels in design,” said Port Canaveral CEO John Walsh.
Royal Caribbean is slated as the main tenant of Cruise Terminal 1, and will host the Quantum of the Seas (4,905 passengers), Enchantment of the Seas (2,446 Passengers), Explorer of the Seas (3,114 passengers) and Freedom of the Seas (3,634 passengers).
Orion Marine Group, Inc., a leading heavy civil marine contractor headquartered in Houston, Texas, is working hard to complete the marine portion of the project, while local firm Ivey’s Construction of Merritt Island, is on schedule to complete the 187,500 square foot facility.
Cruise Terminal 1 is strategically located on the south side of Port Canaveral and will allow passengers and crew to walk to nearby dining and entertainment options for the first time in the Port’s 60 year history.
The project, designed as the most efficient cruise terminal in the world, features deep concrete pile foundations, concrete pile caps, concrete slab on grade, concrete tilt wall panels, structural steel frame and an iconic sail feature.
Ivey’s Design/Build team includes BEA Architects, TLC Engineering, Allen Engineering, Kinley LLC, and Susan Hall, ASLA, Landscape Architecture.
In addition to the two-story terminal, the project includes a 1,400-foot-long berth and parking for 1,000 vehicles.