Project Team

The Goethals Bridge Replacement Project is a first of its kind in the New York region. The method of procurement chosen by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (the Authority) is a Public Private Partnership (P3). A P3 is a financial arrangement between the private sector and a public (government) agency to fund the bridge replacement while the Authority remains the operating entity. In April of 2013, NYNJ Link was awarded a $1.5B contract to design, build, finance, and maintain the new bridge. Kiewit-Weeks-Massman, AJV (KWM) has been selected by NYNJ Link for the design-build portion of the project.

KWM is a joint venture team of industry-leading contractors consisting of Kiewit Infrastructure Co., Weeks Marine, Inc., and Massman Construction Co., who have strategically partnered to execute the design-build contract on the new Goethals Bridge Replacement from Elizabeth, NJ to Staten Island, NY. The KWM partnership has assembled a team of individuals with unparalleled knowledge, expertise, and experience to bring the region a world-class product. Partnered with the internationally renowned Parsons Transportation Group (PTG) as lead design firm, the KWM team will collaborate with the developer, NYNJ Link, and the Authority to design and build two new cable stay bridges to replace the existing single bridge.

More information about various members of the project team follows:

Kiewit Infrastructure Co.

Kiewit Infrastructure Co. (KIC) is a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, one of the most successful contracting organizations in North America. Kiewit Corporation is one of the United States’ largest design-builders. It is ranked by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as the country’s #1 Domestic Heavy Contractor and #2 of the Top 400 Contractors for Transportation. In its 129th year of business, Kiewit Corporation has successfully delivered some of North America’s largest and most complex contracts. This reputation for excellence in project delivery is fostered by the unique employee ownership structure of the Fortune 500 Company. With annual revenues of nearly $10 billion, Kiewit Corporation comprises a workforce of over 25,000 construction professionals, and one of the largest and most modern privately owned equipment fleets in North America. This includes one of the largest fleets of marine equipment in the United States that has supported major water crossing projects like the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge-Skyway Segment and the Benicia-Martinez Bridge, two of the most complex marine construction projects in the country. For decades, Kiewit has been a leader in design-build delivery, and has used these experiences to publish a design-build manual that standardizes how projects are executed. This manual is consistently updated, and has provided procedural standardization on Kiewit’s design-build work since it was first published in 2005. KIC manages its New York City, New England and Great Lakes operations from its offices in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

 

 
Weeks Marine, Inc.

Weeks Marine, Inc. (Weeks), founded over 90 years ago, is a privately held company, ranked 106th on ENR’s 2013 Top 400 Contractors, 29th on the Top 50 Domestic Heavy Contractors list and 13th on the Top 20 Transportation Contractors list. Weeks' construction division specializes in the engineering and construction of heavy marine infrastructure; its dredging division is the second largest operation in the United States. Other divisions include Stevedoring, Heavy Lift and Salvage, Towing, and Equipment Charter. With more than 1,200 employees in six offices nationwide, Weeks is headquartered in Cranford, New Jersey, with major division offices in Portsmouth, Virginia; Covington, Louisiana; and Houston, Texas. These offices support projects throughout the Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions and internationally. Weeks has five strategically located yards, including its primary yard on the Hudson River in Jersey City, New Jersey.

 

 
Massman Construction Co.

Massman Construction Co. has been delivering successful projects for over 100 years. The vast majority of these projects have been located along our nation's inland waterways, on the East and West Coasts, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Massman has a very significant marine-based equipment fleet and a team of highly talented and experienced personnel that are committed to working together with clients to deliver the most effective and economical solutions. They have special expertise in heavy, civil, and marine construction projects, focusing on heavy foundations such as caissons, large diameter drilled shafts, and large piling. Massman also thrives on challenging environmental and access related projects and major river crossings. They have achieved consistent success by developing innovative construction techniques and maintaining the corporate resources necessary to construct the most challenging projects.Massman has recently completed several cable-stayed bridge projects in the U.S., including the KcICON Bridge over the Missouri River in Kansas City, with partners Kiewit and Parsons, and the US Hwy 82 Bridge across the Mississippi River near Greenville, Mississippi.

Currently, Massman is completing the new cable-stayed bridge that crosses the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri.


 
Parsons Transportation Group of New York, Inc.

Parsons Transportation Group of New York, Inc. (PTG) is a major business unit of Parsons Corporation (Parsons), one of the world's largest engineering and construction firms, employing over 12,000 personnel globally and more than 250 in its New York City office. Parsons has completed, or is actively working on, a combined total of more than $16 billion in transportation design-build projects, and has helped deliver more than one-third of the top 75 design-build contracts in North America. PTG has been a leader in the New York City bridge and highway market since the 1920s, and has developed its "center of excellence" for long-span bridge design projects within its New York office. This office has managed the engineering and design for the New Carquinez Bridge in California, the Third Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington, and the cable-stayed bridge and main-river crossing component of the Autoroute 25 Completion Project in Quebec.

 

 
NYNJ Link

NYNJ Link, led by Macquarie Group and Kiewit Development Company, is a leader in public-private partnership (PPP) development, both in the northeast and around the world. With proven PPP experience, strong and stable finances, and leading safety and sustainability credentials, it is uniquely well-qualified for the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project. The Macquarie-Kiewit team is the only team to have successfully delivered a cable stay bridge PPP in North America.

Macquarie Group is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services, and a proven, responsible manager of essential community assets. Founded in 1969, Macquarie now employs more than 14,200 people in 28 countries. A leader in PPP development, more than 100 million people around the world use essential services provided by Macquarie every day.

Members of the NYNJ Link and its affiliates have significant experience closing complex project financings for large transportation projects. The Goethals Bridge project will have sound financing for its design and construction, and for its long-term maintenance.

 
Manhattan MBDA Business Center

The Manhattan MBDA Business Center (NYCMBC) is a business development-consulting firm committed to increasing the performance of minority owned companies. NYCMBC assists minority owned businesses throughout the NY/NJ region by utilizing their staff’s expertise and strategic partnerships. NYCMBC will be working with KWM to identify qualified DBE companies, as well as offering assistance to companies with securing financing, bonding and assistance with the certification process if needed.