The Port of Miami Tunnel and Access Improvement Project is a major infrastructure project that will provide direct highway access to the Port of Miami whilst supporting its growth and competitiveness. The Port of Miami is currently one of world’s busiest cruise ports, also considered a strategic cargo hub for the region and the second largest economic generator for Miami-Dade County. The tunnel length will be 4,200 feet, including the cut & cover section and the project completion is scheduled for May 2014.
The Port of Miami Tunnel (POMT) Project is a public-private partnership (P3), between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) of Miami-Dade County (City of Miami), and MAT Concessionaire, LLC the concessionaire in charge of developing, designing, constructing, financing, operating and maintaining the tunnel. The payment mechanism used is a combination of construction milestones and availability payments.
The Control and Communication Systems package was awarded to SICE on December 4th, 2012 by Bouygues Civil Works Florida (BCWF), the Design-Build Contractor of the Project.
After the I595 Roadway Improvement Project in Broward and the SR99 Viaduct Project in Seattle, the POMT project is the third large project awarded to SICE in the US. Thus, allowing the organization to continue with its growth in the US market whilst strengthening its reputation as a one of the world leaders in implementing, integrating and delivering solutions for ITS, Tolling and Tunnel Control systems.
The scope of the POMT’s Control and Communication Systems package includes:
Main control systems
- Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)
- Tunnel Supervisory, Control & Data Acquisition System (SCADA) for the monitoring and control of all key electrical and mechanical systems (ventilation, electrical, etc.)
Network, communication and security systems
- Redundant Topologies for SCADA & ITS
- Telephone System.
- Tunnel Radio Systems (AM/FM Rebroadcast, Two way UHF radio)
- Automatic Incident Detection System
HW platform for two operational buildings
- Watson Island building
- Dodge Island building