Cape Town Breakwater

Rehabilitation of the main breakwater in the Port of Cape Town
Physical modelling, analysis and design.
The main breakwater required repair due to severe deterioration of the spur identified by photographic monitoring and damage assessment by the CSIR. PRDW assisted TNPA in the development of an optimized rehabilitation design including physical modelling, drawings and technical specifications, and the corresponding Environmental Management Plan (EMP). In addition, PRDW prepared guidelines for TNPA to prepare monitoring and maintenance strategies of the breakwater and coastal protections.
South Africa, Cape Town
2015

The main breakwater of the Port of Cape Town provides protection from wave action to the Port and the V&A Waterfront.

TNPA appointed PRDW to develop the rehabilitation project. The Scope of Works included the following:

  • Development of an optimized rehabilitation design of the main breakwater. This included preliminary designs, 3D physical model tests, drawings, technical specifications, and tender documentation. PRDW specified and supervised the 3D physical model study done at the CSIR in Stellenbosch, South Africa;
  • Determination of the environmental requirements and development of environmental plan. This task was involved the coordination between the client, PRDW and main stake holders, TNPA and V&A Waterfront. The EMP was prepared by EOH as a sub consultant of PRDW;
  • Development of a maintenance strategy; and
  • Provide a skills transfer platform for TNPA junior staff.


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