Coastal Systems International, Inc. provided civil engineering
services, project management and construction administration
services for the infrastructure of a private island destination
in the Berry Islands of the Bahamas. The island is operated
as a day-stop destination called CocoCay by Royal Caribbean
Cruises. Specifically, the infrastructure of the project
included the following:
The infrastructure was designed in accordance with the
client's master plan and included close coordination with
the architect and MEP (Mechanical Electrical Plumbing)
engineers for the buildings, cafes, accommodations and
other utility loads. The clientâ€™s preference for
using local building materials was high on the list of
priorities as was the use of low-impact construction methods
for environmental reasons. Complete plans and specifications
were prepared by Coastal Systems and permits were processed
from the Bahamas regulatory agencies.
- Site work: earthworks, grading,
- Buildings: layout of prefabricated
steel buildings for the utilities and associated
- Sewage collection and distribution:
lift stations and associated underground piping
to package plants with outfall and "grey"
- Electrical power generation
and distribution: diesel generation system with
switchgear and distribution with associated
- Water treatment and distribution:
groundwater intakes and reverse osmosis water
treatment. plants with associated storage, pumps,
and distribution system.
- Reclaimed water: toilets and
Solid waste handling and incineration.
- Fuel handling and storage:
offshore transfer system for tankers, along
with storage for both gas and diesel fuel.
- Fuel distribution with double
wall containment and flexible underground piping.