Construction of Cebu baseport’s P508-million Pier 5 will begin in March 2021 and is expected to be completed by May 2022
Pier 5 will be a 155-meter-long and 50-meter-wide reinforced concrete pier providing 7,750 square meters of additional cargo backup area and 360 linear meters of berthing space
With a projected draft of 8.5 meters to 11 meters, the project is aimed at accommodating projected increase of domestic cargo and vessel traffic in Cebu
Construction of the P508-million Pier 5 at Cebu baseport will begin in March 2021 and is expected to be completed by May 2022 following the completion of procurement activities, the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) announced.
CPA general manager Leonilo Miole, in a statement, said the port authority will proceed immediately to issue the Notice of Award and Notice to Proceed, and conduct the signing of contract with the project’s winning bidder so the groundwork and construction can start before the end of March.
CPA’s governing body, the Cebu Port Commission, also recently approved the project in its regular board meeting.
Construction of Pier 5 has an approved contract budget of P508.340 million and will be financed through the CPA corporate budget.
The project is one of CPA’s major infrastructure programs to help decongest Cebu baseport by providing additional berthing space and cargo area.
Pier 5 will be a 155-meter-long and 50-meter-wide reinforced concrete pier with the same concrete deck elevation, mooring facilities and back-up area coverage as Pier 4.
It can provide about 7,750 square meters of additional cargo back-up area and 360 linear meters of berthing space.
With a planned draft of 8.5 meters to 11 meters, the project is also aimed at accommodating the projected increase in domestic cargo and vessel traffic in Cebu.
Miole earlier said Pier 5 could accommodate three to four vessels at one time.
During the opening of bids held last February 8, 2021, only the joint venture of BNR Construction & Development Corp./A.S.T. Builders JV and Equi-Parco Construction Company was declared eligible. It submitted the lowest bid price of P507.445 million.
The other participating bidders were Marra Builders Inc.; UKC Builders, Inc.; Sunwest Construction & Development Corp./A.T Tan Construction Corp. JV; and F. Gurrea Construction Inc./WTG Construction and Development Corporation JV.