Moss/Kiewit, A Joint Venture, is now under Contract for $471 Million for the Port Everglades Southport Turning Notch Expansion and Southport Crane Infrastructure Improvements

February 15, 2019 / Press Release, South Florida
Port Everglades Turning Notch

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Moss/Kiewit, a Joint Venture, is pleased to announce that it is now under contract for $471 million for the expansion of the Southport turning notch and crane rail at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.

The Southport Turning Notch Expansion and Crane Rail Improvements are part of Port Everglades’ multi-year expansion project which will lengthen the existing deep-water turn-around area for cargo ships from approximately 900 feet to 2,400 feet and will allow for up to five new cargo berths.

Designed by DeRose Design Consultant, Inc., the turning notch portion of the project will extend the port’s Southport Turning Notch by approximately 1,500 feet to the west, with 1.5 miles of seawall/wharf construction, marine and utility infrastructure, and 18 acres of upland improvements. The project requires both excavation of 3 million cubic yards of material and environmental mitigation, including the creation of an artificial reef off the coast and relocation of coral from the existing turning notch to the new reef. The Crane Rail Improvement project, designed by Liftech Consultants, Inc., will include the construction of a new electrical switchgear building, 2.2 miles of electrical duct bank, and 4,500 LF of a new gantry crane foundation system. Once completed, the crane rail project will support 3 new gantry cranes.

“This is the latest project that we have been entrusted with at Port Everglades, which is Florida’s leading container port and handles more than 1 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units,” said Scott Moss, president of Moss. “It’s an honor to have been selected to help grow the gateway to Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia, and it speaks to Moss’ dedication to quality in the construction field.”

“The Southport Turning Notch Extension plays a critical role in the future of Port Everglades and will strengthen its ability to meet the changing needs of the global shipping industry,” said Bruce Applegate, project sponsor for Kiewit. “The project will have a positive, lasting impact on Broward County and we are proud to be part of it.”

The project is slated for completion July 2023.

About Moss & Associates:
Moss ( is a national privately held construction firm providing innovative solutions resulting in award-winning projects. With regional offices across the United States, Moss focuses on construction management at-risk, design-build and public-private partnerships. The company’s diverse portfolio encompasses a wide range of sectors, including luxury high-rise residential, landmark mixed-use developments, hospitality, primary and higher education, justice and solar energy. Moss is ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of the nation’s top 75 general contractors. Moss prides itself on a strong entrepreneurial culture that honors safety, quality, client engagement and employee development. Its employees consistently rank Moss as one of the best places to work.

About Kiewit:
Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned organization operates through a network of subsidiaries in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation; oil, gas and chemical; power; building; water/wastewater; industrial; and mining. Kiewit had 2017 revenues of $8.7 billion and employs 22,000 staff and craft employees.

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