Coastal Engineering Assessment for CVN-Capable Berthing Study, San Luis Beach Site

Sea Engineering, Inc. was contracted by AECOM to assist with the development of a Master Plan for CVN berthing sites in Apra Harbor, Guam. Coastal engineering studies had been previously performed to determine coastal conditions at two sites (SRF and Polaris Point) during extreme weather events (typhoons).

This study evaluated the San Luis Beach site as accomplished for the alternative sites previously evaluated. Design wave height and water levels were determined, and horizontal and vertical wave forces on piles and pier decks were calculated.