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This paper describes the reconstruction of an approximately 1,000-foot-long (305 meters) bulk-handling quay wall at the Brighton Port in La Brea for the National Energy Corporation (NEC) of Trinidad and Tobago. The quay wall was designed to service Panamax vessels, barges, and tankers and provide a dedicated heavy loading area for transferring up to 5,000 tons of topside platforms and supporting heavy-duty crawler crane operations. Reconstruction of the original cellular sheet pile quay was necessitated by the significantly deteriorated structure, which affected efficient operations. To minimize dredging and interfacing with a host of existing deteriorated structures, the face of the reconstructed quay wall was set at about 6 feet (1.8 meters) offshore from the original berth face. The reconstructed quay wall provided a successful discharge of Juniper in January 2017 and became operational in mid-2017 providing NEC with a modern and versatile bulk-handling berth designed to the latest marine standards.