July 1, 2022 — More progress is happening at the Port Authority of Guam as the work will now begin on the construction and rehabilitation of Hotel Wharf. The Ground Breaking Ceremony occurred on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

The total cost for the project is $46,331,895.

In June, the Port’s Board of Directors along with the Public Utilities Commission approved the bid awards for Phase I and II of the rehabilitation of Hotel Wharf (H-Wharf). Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co. was awarded the bid.

“As the island’s only commercial port, the rehabilitation of Hotel Wharf is a project that Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio made a priority as they value the additional berthing capacity this will provide,” said Port General Manager Rory J. Respicio. “Operationally, the space will alleviate construction materials, cruise lines, and roll on/roll off operations from the main cargo handling area and better align with the Port’s investment in the Public Cargo Terminal.”

On September 6, 2019, the PAG entered into a grant agreement with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Maritime Administration for the rehabilitation of HWharf. Phase I will procure all steel piling work materials for the Wharf and installation of the piles for the south wall. Phase II would include the installation of the west and east wall piles and other marine structures such as bulkhead concrete works (east, west and south wall), onshore bollards, bulkhead mooring-cleat and bollard, and cell fenders. The respective costs for Phase I and II are $39,485,672.00 and $6,846,223.00 for a total of $46,331,895.00. The project is being funded through $10 Million in federal grants and the remaining by the Port.