Scope of Work
Terminal Planning, feasibility studies, marine work design, Architectural & Structural design, electro-mechanical design, landscaping design, tender document & execution drawing preparation, and construction supervision. (in cooperation with Scott Wilson)
The project is the first private sector specialized container terminal in Alexandria Port. It was developed under the direction of HPH the largest container terminal operator in the world. All engineering design was done in cooperation with Scott Wilson international. The terminal started operation 2007-2008, yearly throughout is 300 000 TEU.
This development comprises the redevelopment of the existing general cargo working area (was mainly timber cargo) bounded by Piers 71 to 81 (approx.10 Ha.)and a rear warehousing and storage area of approx.5.0 Ha.
The first area of approximately 10 Hectares was created in 1994 by extending finger piers 71 and 81, constructing a quay of 380 m long, reclaiming additional land and paving the backup area.This quay (North Berth) has a depth of –12.0 m whilst the extended side pier berths are to –9 m deep.
The project included construction crane beams and rails on the North Berth and initially install two (2) x Panamax size rail mounted Quay Cranes (QC’s).The possibility of utilising mobile Harbour cranes initially on the main berth (awaiting the delivery of the QC’s) and then on Berth 71 (278m) to service smaller feeder vessels needs further study.
As the stacking area is small in relation to the quay length, Berth 81 was abandoned and container blocks extended as far West as possible. 6 No. Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGC’S) was provided to stack the full containers (FCL’s) five (5) high x 6 wide and 2 No. Empty Container Handlers (ECH’s) to handle the empty containers ,stacked 6-8 high.
The second area of approx.. 5 Hectares for CFS and stacking FCL’s and empties was developed in conjunction with the Berths 71/81 area directly behind and on the other side of the main access road.Access between the two terminal areas will be via this main access road.
In regard to civil works, the project included substantial relocation of storm water gully pits, fire hydrants and lighting masts to accommodate the new container stacking layout and all areas will need to be resurfaced by concrete blocks.
An 11 KV power supply already exists to a small substation which houses a 500 KV transformer and LV switchgear to provide power for the area lighting. Was upgraded to allow for the QC’s, reefers and building loads.The existing HML’s was relocated to suit the container stacking layout and roadways.100 No. reefers were proposed and it is initially thought that these be towards the rear of the terminal together with a new substation