New fuel floats for commercial and recreational vessels in Alaska.
Keeping fuel afloat. To serve the commercial and recreational vessels in Ketchikan and Petersburg, Alaska, Petromarine needed new fuel floats. For the Ketchikan site, Reid Middleton provided engineering design services for a 200-foot by 25-foot-wide post-tensioned concrete float designed to accommodate a 40-foot-long fuel service building located at the center of the float. Design also included water ballast cavities for leveling, anchorage loads, towing loads, and accommodations for utilities. The Petersburg float serves as an extension of Petromarine’s existing Petersburg float. It is 40 feet long by 24 feet wide. The floats were constructed in a graving dock in Washington State then towed to Ketchikan, Alaska.