Royal HaskoningDHV, an Amersfoort, The Netherlands-based consultancy and project manager, has won a multimillion-dollar contract to supervise the initial expansion of the Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia.
State-owned port operator Indonesian Port Corporation has assigned Royal HaskoningDHV to oversee the first stage of development of the North Kalibaru Terminal, a new terminal within the Tanjung Priok port complex.
Stage one is expected to be completed in 2018, with the first new 4.5 million-TEU container terminal scheduled to be operational in 2014, Royal HaskoningDHV said in a press release.
When the expansion of Jakarta’s Tanjung Priok port is completed in 2023, it will more than triple its annual capacity to 18 million TEUs of container traffic.
Royal HaskoningDHV said it will supervise construction work, including land reclamation, revetments, an access bridge, a container yard, and quays.
“This is one of the biggest port developments at this time. It is a strategic project in terms of infrastructure development in Indonesia, so for both the port and terminal operators the stakes are high,” said Herman Pals, the project’s director.
He added that the port presents a challenge, being constructed on soft soil. “Standard reclamation by landfill is not possible for the first terminal, because of large ground settlements and the time required allowing the ground to settle. This means that the first terminal, including the complete container yard, will consist of a concrete deck on foundation piles, which is rather unusual.”