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Florida Power & Light Cape Canaveral
Energy Center Storm Surge Protection
Cocoa, Florida


Working with TLC Engineering for Architecture and Freck Enterprises, C & D Construction completed this Design-Build project in December, 2014.  This storm surge protection project consisted of a 2200 lineal-foot seawall along the edge of the Indian River to protect FP&L’s new $1.2 billion power plant.

The construction consisted of 35’ long AZ sheet piles with a metal cap being vibrated into place using a conventional ICE Hammer on leads in the areas where an overhead crane could be utilized.  Areas under high-voltage transmission lines necessitated the sheets being vibrated in using a German track-mounted hammer that was designed to be used with low overhead clearance.  Seven hundred cubic yards of concrete slabs-on-grade and wall caps were poured to reinforce the shoreline and protect the hurricane shelter on site from wave action.