Unformatted text preview: quay structure. Following a detailed review of the ITPs by the
design team, four were accepted and one was rejected.
Four final proposals (technical and financial) were submitted in August
2006. Following detailed evaluation by the project team, the contract was
awarded to Daiho Corporation of Japan in November 2006. Their design
concept for the quay consisted of interlocking steel pipe piles (with a two stage
corrosion protection system) and a reinforced concrete coping wall. 12 Given the remote project location and limited local infrastructure,
mobilization and startup was a major challenge/effort, and extended into the
middle of 2007. Breakwater construction began in June 2007, with interim
armour placed as the core was advanced. The full length (600 m) was reached
in October. Completion of the full cross-section (i.e. berm, crest and rear slope
armour) will proceed from the roundhead back. Land reclamation began in
July, and dredging of the quay area began in August. As an aside, Daiho’s
geotechnical investigation (which was completed from a self-elevating platform
as the breakwater was advanced) confirmed the assumed soil conditions
presented in the bid documents (as interpreted from the earlier geophysical
investigations), so no significant modifications to the quay design were
required. Figure 12 provides an overview of progress at the site as of
September 2007. Figure 12 – Overview of Construction – September 2007 CLOSURE Construction of the mine and port are proceeding on schedule, with the first
shipment of ilmenite expected to leave Port d’Ehoala in late 2008. The project
has proceeded very smoothly, demonstrating a success story in private/public
partnerships. The completed port will meet QMM’s needs, and will also
provide a catalyst for economic development in the region. The successful
implementation of this large, complex project is in large part due to the
exceptional quality of the QMM team, and Rio Tinto’s corporate commitment to
the people and environment of Madagascar.
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Scott, D., Werren, D., Kenny, T. and Petykowski, C., 2006. Breakwater Damage and Rehabilitation
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Abstract acceptance number 266
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A PORT IN SOUTHEAST
1st Author: MacNabb, Jeffrey B.
2nd Author: Anglin, C. David
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