Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) retained Taylor Engineering to provide coastal and structural engineering design, and environmental permitting for a seawall and breakwater/artificial reef to protect the nuclear power plant’s discharge canal and headwall structure from severe coastal erosion. The seawall structure will consist of a steel sheet pile wall secured with soil anchors and topped with a reinforced concrete cap.
A braced excavation structure will allow seawall construction without anchor interferences or vibratory damages to the critical existing structures. In addition to its seawall design, Taylor Engineering has also completed preliminary design for breakwater/artificial reef structures. Future tasks include obtaining a Joint Coastal Permit (JCP); preparing final design, construction drawings, and specifications; and assisting FPL with preparation of bid documents for the breakwater/artificial reef structures.