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Urban Wins Distinguished Engineering Award from New Jersey Alliance for Action
Publication Date
November 6th 2017, 9:00 am

The firm and CH2M were recognized for work on the Paulsboro Marine Terminal Design and Construction Project


Urban is pleased to announce that the Paulsboro Marine Terminal Design and Construction Project was honored with a Distinguished Engineering Award by the New Jersey Alliance for Action. The recognition was given out at the organization’s annual Distinguished Engineering Awards Breakfast held at the Forsgate Country Club.


“We are proud to have our work on this tremendous project recognized among many other great engineering achievements in New Jersey,” said Roy Denmark, vice president and general manager for ports, waterways, and environmental services at Urban. “We also want to congratulate our partner CH2M and clients South Jersey Port Corporation and the Gloucester County Improvement Authority on the successful completion of this project.”


The Paulsboro Marine Terminal, in Paulsboro, New Jersey, is the first new marine terminal to be constructed on the Delaware River in more than 50 years. It occupies a 200-acre site that formerly served as an oil terminal and adjacent industrial properties used by a chemical manufacturer. The site was redeveloped by the South Jersey Port Corporation – a state agency that owns and operates marine terminals in a district that comprises seven of the state's counties – along with the Gloucester County Improvement Authority. The Paulsboro Marine Terminal rehabilitation project consisted of a new marine terminal with associated capabilities for processing, distribution, assembly, and intermodal operations. The facility features a deepwater wharf, and its land-side improvements include a new bridge and roadways for direct interstate access, rail and utility infrastructure, and other associated civil improvements to control site components used for bulk and heavy project cargo.


The project’s design team was led by the Philadelphia office of CH2M, which has its headquarters in Englewood, Colorado, and a New Jersey office in Parsippany. Urban Engineers, of Cherry Hill, was responsible for the structural design of the wharf. Collaboration on the part of the owner, the engineers, and other stakeholders was of paramount importance in addressing regulatory concerns while developing a facility that would meet its intended goals for productivity and versatility.