Alabama State Port Authority, Pinto Island

Steel Slab Unloading Terminal

When ThyssenKrupp Steel USA chose to do business in Alabama, the need for a world-class, steel slab barge unloading and loading terminal on the Mobile River was imperative. The site receives deep draft ships transporting slabs from the ThyssenKrupp Mill in Brazil, and facilitates the transfer of slabs to barges for delivery to ThyssenKrupp in Alabama. Thompson Engineering, one of the first contractors on site at the ThyssenKrupp manufacturing complex in north Mobile County, was selected to lead terminal efforts at Pinto Island. 

Thompson performed all engineering and exploratory analyses for the site development and design of shore side bulkhead structures, as well as construction management and construction engineering inspection services. 

Thompson’s responsibilities on the project included: