Keller mobilized one week from first contact including the completion of pricing, proposal, and contract.

Astoria Ferry Landing in Hallets Cove
Setting up the rig on the working platform.

The project

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) was working hard to improve mobility for residents as part of the Citywide Ferry Service Upgrade project. The Hallets Cove ferry project was severely behind schedule so the main contractor, Skanska, contacted Keller to get things back on track.

The challenge

The project required a quick turn-around with revised pile installation plan, pricing, contract execution, material procurement, mobilization and execution of the work. Logistical concerns left installation plans uncertain. Pile refusal on rock was encountered at unanticipated elevations during installation of the anchor and fender piles.

The solution

Keller proposed revised installation plans based on previous marine work in the area, which were accepted by the project engineer. Due to logistical concerns, Keller performed the work on a shift-rate basis. Because of schedule concerns, the Keller crew worked multiple shifts and gave a variety of pricing options to cover 1st & 2nd shift working up to 12 hours per day. Due to pile refusal, pre-drilling through the rock was required to achieve the required pile tip elevations. Work was completed in just shy of a month and kept the project afloat.

Project facts


New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYEDC)

Keller business unit(s)


Main contractor(s)

Skanska USE Building
EIC Associates, Inc.


McLaren Engineering Group