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US NAVY
CRANEY ISLAND
FUEL TERMINAL

The Project

Craney Island Fuel Terminal

Lee Composites supplied eleven 16” diameter SuperPiles™️ 95’ long for the Center Mooring Fender, which is part of the US Navy Fuel Pier D replacement, at the Craney Island Fuel Terminal in Portsmouth, Virginia. A 4” filament wound collar was added to the pile as a stop for the HDPE sleeves, installed after the pile driving.

The HDPE sleeves were added to help with abrasion from the ships during docking. Without any mechanical connection the 20’ 5” sleeve is allowed to rotate freely around the pile while the smaller 1’ 4” is placed behind the U-Bolt that attaches to the top of the concrete mooring structure.

Work with us

project owner

US Navy

project sector

Port Infrastructure

Date of Completion

July 2013

location

Portsmouth, VA

Status

Completed

The 95 foot pile is our longest pile to date. The SUPERPILES, manufactured with Polyurethane resin were chosen for their high energy absorption characteristics and corrosion resistance attributes.

The Products

Products Used in this Project