SeaPoint Wins Phoenix Award and ACEC Environmental Engineering Award
SeaPoint Industrial Terminal Complex in Savannah, Georgia recently won two national awards for environmental sustainability.
2023 Phoenix Award
The project was honored with the 2023 Phoenix Award for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IV. The award was presented on August 9 at Brownfields 2023, a national sustainable communities conference in Detroit.
The Phoenix Awards recognize extraordinary practitioners and brownfield projects across the United States. The environmental clean-up of the former Tronox/Kerr-McGee industrial site on Savannah’s eastside is the largest environmental remediation project by area since the inception of the Georgia Brownfield Program and was completed by Terracon Consultants in 2022. The $38 million privately funded project spanned 755 acres and included 84 distinct work elements.
2023 National Honor Award
In addition, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) presented the 2023 National Honor Award for engineering excellence to Terracon Consultants for the landmark environmental remediation project at SeaPoint. The award was presented at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on June 13 in Washington, D.C.
“We’re thrilled that SeaPoint Complex now serves as a clean, green foundation for a new era of sustainable industrial terminal growth on the U.S. East Coast,” said Reed Dulany, President and CEO of Dulany Industries, Inc. “We’re incredibly grateful to Terracon Consultants for helping us bring this brownfield site back into productive use to bring new jobs to Georgia and to set a new standard for environmental remediation in the Southeast.”
In 2017, a six-year Corrective Action Plan (CAP) was completed jointly by the U.S. EPA, Georgia EPD, the Greenfield Environmental Trust and Dulany Industries Inc., and was approved by the Georgia EPD in consultation with the EPA. Later that year, Dulany Industries, Inc. finalized the purchase of the 1,600-acre site, which was renamed SeaPoint Industrial Terminal Complex, and deeded 728 acres of land to the State of Georgia for marshland protection and as an additional buffer for Old Fort Jackson.