Rolled I-Beams for Pearl of Miami


In October of 2018, one of our Florida customers asked us to custom roll steel I-Beams for the construction of the new Norwegian Cruise Line Terminal at Port of Miami.

Designed by Miami-based global architecture firm Bermello Ajamil & Partners the terminal will be almost 166,500 square feet. It will be able to accommodate larger ships of up to 5,000 passengers and it will feature new technology to support faster and more efficient embarkation and disembarkation processes, as well as expedited security screening and luggage check-in.

Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Terminal-at-Port-of-Miami
Norwegian Cruise Line Terminal at Port of Miami

The modern design of the structure draws inspiration from a Nautilus, with a spiraled and multi-level façade opening up to grand ocean views. The terminal is to be dubbed the “Pearl of Miami” and it will enhance Miami’s world-famous skyline.

Between November 2018 and June 2019, CMRP rolled over 260 I-beam sizes from W10, W12, W24, to W36. All beams were rolled hard way, some of them with tight radii, and some with over 50 feet arc.

W10, W12, W24, W36 Rolled I-Beams
W10, W12, W24, W36 Rolled I-Beams

Rolling big beams hard way, especially to a tight radius, requires strong bending machines and experienced machine operators to achieve a smooth arc without significant distortion of the cross-section of the beam. CMRP can meet all those requirements with our equipment and knowledgeable and experienced staff.

Port of Miami Norwegian Cruise Line Termianl Construction
Port of Miami Norwegian Cruise Line Termianl Construction

The terminal construction is coming along and it is scheduled to be completed in 2020 at a cost of approximately $200-250million.

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