Coast Guard Operations Center – St. Vincent
Location: Canouan, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Client: US Navy Facilities South East (NAVFAC SE)
- Palgag Building Technologies LTD – Design Management, Architectural, Plumbing, Sewer system and Mechanical
- Civil and Structural – P. Jervis & Associates
- Electrical – Collin Francis
- Marine works – Richard Flik
- Fuel systems – Yaron Asael
About the project
Design and Build of a new Coast Guard Station Operations Center, providing a complete and usable facility.
The Operations Center consists of the following main elements/facilities:
- Operations Building
- Waterfront Pier
- Fuel Storage/Dispensing System
- Communications Tower
- Site development and utilities
One of the main challenges on this project was the extremely difficult access to the project site and limited local availability of materials, equipment and tools.
The Operations Building is a 400 square meters two stories building, of reinforced concrete shell, reinforced (CMU) exterior and interior walls and pretreated wood roof truss system with insulated standing seam metal roofing.
The waterfront pier was designed in order to accommodate two 40 foot boats on each side at the end of the pier.
Pier construction includes steel tubular piles, precast concrete pile caps and deck, and FRP grating. The pier includes also mooring cleats, fenders, fuel piping and dispenser and integrated marine grade utility pedestals.
The fuel storage/dispensing system consist of a on shore 1,000 gallon storage tank, fuel piping, pumps and a fully operational fuel dispensing station at the end of the pier.
The communication tower is a 20 meter high self-supporting steel tower, and was designed and constructed in accordance with relevant codes and for a minimum of 120 MPH wind speed.
Site development and utilities works include: power connection, water distribution system, sewer system to include a bio-microbe septic treatment plant, access road, parking area and site drainage. The site drainage design requires special attention, in order to prevent flooding and/or erosion, as all surrounding drainage flows through the facility.