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The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) plans to issue a request for qualifications on September 23 for the Southport Marine Terminal Complex P3 project.
A request for expressions of interest issued in October last year attracted many responses from maritime industry, manufacturing and energy companies, but PRPA hopes the RFQ will attract potential bidders from other industry sectors as well.
The companies that submitted proposals were the following:
- Global Auto Processing Services;
- Atlantic Realty;
- Katoen Natie Group;
- Liberty Property Trust;
- MarkWest Energy Partners;
- OHL Infrastructure Inc.;
- Philadelphia Energy Solutions;
- Walsh Construction;
- Anthony Bruttaniti, representing the Philadelphia Global Trade Center LLC;
- Holt Logistics Corp.;
- Liberty Energy Trust;
- LNG America;
- Navigator Gas LLC;
- Penn City INvestments & Affiliated Companies;
- T. Parker Host, and
- WesPac Midstream LLC.
The PRPA board of directors is being advised by Ernst & Young
, Hatch Mott MacDonald and Martin Associates.
RFQ submissions will be due in November. Shortlisted teams will be identified and invited to submit proposals by the end of December with a tentative submission deadline of June 2016. Development of the complex could begin in July.
The project involves the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the three available sites located at the Southport Marine Terminal Complex located in the City of Philadelphia, along the Delaware River, south of the Walt Whitman Bridge.
The 3 sites located at the Southport Marine Terminal Complex are:
- The Southport Marine Terminal site consists of approximately 119 acres and is currently permitted for construction and operation as a container terminal. PRPA will consider any and all uses for one or more of the Southport sites or any portion.
- The Southport West Terminal site is a parcel of land consisting of approximately 75 acres and is available for development. It is available for development such as a distribution center, manufacturing site, cross-docking facility, or automobile logistics center.
- Pier 124 is a 1,132-foot long by 167-foot wide finger pier. Piers 122 and 124 are being refurbished into multi-purpose bulk facilities, able to handle grains, fertilizers, wood products and other bulk cargos. Pier 124 North is available for development as part of the scope of the project.