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Port breaks ground on wharf repairs

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - It's part of the largest upgrade to the Port Authority in the past 50 years and today another groundbreaking was held for the port's marine service life extension project specifically for repairs to the F5 Wharf. The $5 million project is considered critical in order to accommodate larger roll-on vessels.

General manager Joanne Brown said, "A majority of the work will happen will happen underneath this deck structure that was constructed after the 1993 earthquake when essentially all of F5 pretty much collapses as a result of that earthquake and here we are 16 years later it does require some structural repairs that need to be done to ensure we have a solid footing here to continue our operations."

Part of the project will repair defects to include concrete delaminating, surface cracks observed on the deck, and deterioration of the walls of the cargo berths. The anticipated completion date is for September 2015.
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