Port of Saldanha (GMQ)

General maintenance quay
Planning, Preliminary and Detail Design, Construction Supervision
PRDW was appointed by Transnet National Ports Authority to undertake the planning, detailed engineering and construction supervision for the upgrades to the General Maintenance Quay (GMQ) in the Port of Saldanha Bay. The client required the upgrades to create a common user quay to serve as a logistics base for suppliers to the West African oil and gas industry.
Saldanha Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
2012 - 2016

Upgrades to the GMQ form part of the South African Government’s National Infrastructure Plans under the Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPs). SIPs have been identified to transform the economic landscape and create significant numbers of new jobs and improve the delivery of basic services.

The GMQ upgrades include extending the existing blockwork wall, replacing and extending the existing sheet-pile wall, undertaking maintenance dredging of the existing berth pocket, reconstructing a portion of revetment and reclaiming the area between the two existing quay walls to create a 300 m long continuous length of quay wall. The provision of general bulk services and paved areas also formed part of the upgrades.

PRDW’s scope included the following:

  • Site investigations to verify site conditions
  • Coordinating the environmental impact assessment (EIA)
  • Feasibility study to select the most suitable solution
  • Detailed engineering included:
  • Structural assessment of existing structures
  • Finalisation of the preferred structural configuration and layout
  • Detailed structural analysis
  • Design and detailing of all structural members, foundations, dredging, reclamation, services and hardstand area
  • Construction drawings and reinforcing schedules
  • Technical specifications, bills of quantities and pricing instructions
  • Assist with the NEC3 tender documentation
  • Assist with tender clarifications and adjudication process
  • Construction supervision and engineering support

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