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Leighton Welspun may complete Vizag harbour project before time

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May. 21, 2012, 02:35 PM

Leighton Welspun may complete Vizag harbour project before timeLeighton Welspun Contractors Private Limited, a leading Australian construction company, is fast heading towards completion of a major project in Visakhapatnam port. This is a landmark project for Leighton Welspun as it represents its first project in the sector, says a press release.


The project involves mechanisation of coal-handling facilities and upgradation of the general cargo berth at the outer harbour of Visakhapatnam Port to cater to 200,000 DWT vessels through public-private partnership mode on a design, build, finance, operate, transfer basis.


The work undertaken includes: civil, mechanical and electrical works for installation of a suitably designed system for unloading of coal at the rate of 70,000 TPD via three ship un-loaders. The berth structure is 356m long and 21m wide. It included installation of 200 cast in situ piles, casting and installation of 850 precast concrete elements and pouring of approximately 19,000 m3 of concrete. The berth was constructed to support 3 ship unloading cranes which will allow forthe mechanisation of the coal unloading facility, the release added.


The main challenge in executing the works for this project was the port authorities requirement to maintain operation of the existing berth through the duration of the construction activities. To cater to this need the work was carried out in two phases. Works continue on the buildings and terminal operational facilities with the balance of the contract works to be completed within the next few weeks.


The project team has already completed the berth, almost three months ahead of schedule, and is in the process of wrapping up the remaining activities.

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