Kuantan Port

Project Description

Client: Road Builders (M) Sdn. Bhd
Location: Kuantan
Services: Structural
Completion Date: 1998
Project Value: MYR 13 Million

This turnkey contract was awarded to Road Builders (M) Sdn Bhd by Kuantan Port Authority.

MMSB Consult was appointed by Road Builders (M) Sdn Bhd as the Structural Design Consultant for a new Liquid Chemical Berth located next to an existing oil jetty within the port to handle the increasing import / export of the liquid chemical. This multi-user and multi-product facility berth, about 50.2 m long by 20 m wide, incorporates berthing and mooring dolphins and is capable of accommodating service tankers of up to 40,000 DWT. The berth is linked by a 45m long approach trestle.

The berth consists of two platforms; a main deck for hose operation and operator service and a 28 m x 9.5 m elevated platform for loading arms and crane operation. The structural system consists of cast-in-situ R.C. beams spaced at 6.0 m c/c transversally and about 5.7 m longitudinally.

The deck consists of precast deck panels with cast-in-situ slab topping. Due to the high up stand of pile, at about 16.9 m at the berthing end, tubular steel pipes of 800 mm and 600 mm diameters were designed to support the berth - approach trestle structures.

The structural system of the approach trestle consists of cast-in-situ pile bents supporting precast M-beams which in turn support an in-situ roadway slab on one side and a 4.5 m wide service pipe rack on other. The berth tendering system is supplemented by the introduction of berthing and mooring dolphins located on each end of the birth.

MMSB's scope includes:

  • Preparation of tender documents for soil investigation and survey works.
  • Preliminary and detailed structural design.
  • Study of wind and wave climate.
  • Navigational study for track plot, stopping distance, motion at berth and mooring load.
  • Assessment of bollard and fender loads.
  • Design of shore abutment and elevated platform.
  • Technical specifications.
  • Technical support during construction.

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