Royal HaskoningDHV assigned as lead consultant for construction phase of project which will more than triple the Indonesian port’s capacity
Royal HaskoningDHV has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to supervise the expansion of Tanjung Priok – Indonesia’s largest container facility.
The contract is part of the North Kalibaru Terminal Development, which when completed in 2023 will more than triple the capacity of the port to around 18 million TEU.
State-owned port operator IPC (Indonesian Port Corporation) has assigned Royal HaskoningDHV as lead consultant during the first stage the project’s construction with local sub-consultant PT Atrya Swascipta Rekayasa.
Royal HaskoningDHV will supervise construction works including land reclamation, revetments, an access bridge, a container yard and quay structures.
Construction works for the project have already begun, with the first new container terminal at the site, boasting an annual capacity of 4.5 million TEU, due to start operations next year. Stage 1 will be completed in 2018.
“This is one of the biggest port developments at this time,” said project director, Herman Pals.
“It is a strategic project in terms of infrastructure development in Indonesia, so for both the port and terminal operators the stakes are high.”
“The schedule is tight and the quality requirements are high again. At the peak of the construction period, we will mobilise a team of over 50 staff to provide the multidisciplinary expertise required to deliver the complete supervision works and to resolve any issues arising from the construction works.”
The creation of North Kalibaru Port will play an essential role in the development of Indonesia, strengthening the national logistics chain, increasing global competitiveness and functioning as an international hub for seaborne trade.