Miami-Dade County has released a request for proposals (RFP) on its Port of Miami reconstruction P3.
Under the plans, private partners will design, build and finance a major new reconstruction to the six cruise terminal berths, which have developed “numerous holes and gaps” since their construction over 50 years ago.
Alongside traditional berths construction, the winner will have to navigate multiple complicating factors including coral relocation, channel excavations, utilities delivery and bridge construction.
The project is designed to “recognize the future needs of the industry” by providing a “safe stable” bulkhead to the terminal which consistently ranks as one of the USA’s most popular cruise points.
During the construction, which is anticipated to take six and a half years to complete, only one of the six berths up for renovation can be taken off line during each cruising season.
Responses are due December 1, 2021.