Area A3 Container Terminal

Project Name: Area A3 Container Terminal

Name of Company: Sindhu Maunsell Consultants (SMC)

Name of Associated Firm: -

Location: Laemchabang, Chonburi, Thailand

Client: Italian-Thai Development

Project Cost: 750 Million Baht

Type of Service: Tender design, Detailed design and Site support services

Highlight: A modern Container terminal that involved many challenging tasks such as site remediation from underlying silt which costed nearly 25% of total construction cost and to complete the whole terminal to a tight schedule of 15 months.

Project description :

Terminal A3 at Laemchabang Port has been developed by Hutchison Laemchabang Terminal on a design/build basis. Italian-Thai appointed Sindhu Maunsell Consultants as their project designer in the tender stage and, again later, for the detailed design once ITD was declared the successful bidder.

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Project works included site remediation to replace underlying soft material then the construction of a 350m long berth for Panamax-sized container ships backed up with a stacking yard covering 13ha. SMC provided designs for all the facility constructions, including earthworks, berth structure, yard pavement, runways and drainage, associated buildings and mechanical / electrical systems.

SMC were also present on site throughout construction works to provide design support to ITD and to sign-off on the constructed works.

The works were completed to a tight timescale, requiring unloading of the container cranes onto the wharf 15 months after the contract commencement.

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