Consisting of two development phases, Cai Mep Terminal is a 14-hectare greenfield development located at the confluence of the Rach Mga Tu and Cai Mep rivers.

The first phase consisted of a revetment, warehouse, and related infrastructure, including a berth designed to accommodate vessels between 2,000 – 5,000 DWT and barges up to 10,000 DWT. Reclaimed land behind the berth has been constructed to handle loads up to 6 t/m2.

Connected via a pier, phase two has a 16MCD berth that’s built to accommodate vessels up to 80,000 DWT. With phase one construction works already underway, our client Thuan Hai, wanted to reduce construction time and costs for the phase’s berth and revetment, and commissioned Royal HaskoningDHV to redesign the engineering plan.

Following a review of the construction works, we checked the existing engineering plan and amended the design to reflect a new 120x300 m coal warehouse, a 200 m berth for vessels up to 5,000 DWT, a 200 m revetment, and associated roads, walkways, and related facilities.

We also changed the berth structure of berth one, replacing many of the pre-stressed sheet pile walls with pre-stressed spun concrete pile, shortening the construction time by almost eight months and reducing costs by around 10 billion VND. What’s more, our revised design created additional dockside space on the revetment – maximising land use. 

project results

  • 10
    billion VND saved
  • 8
    months project timescale saved
  • 4000 m2
    of unused land converted to additional truck parking

Project facts

  • Client
    Thuan Hai Corporation
  • Location
    Vietnam
  • Licensee
    10/2019 - 01/2021
  • Wastewater
    To reduce vessel berth and revetment construction timescale and cost.
  • Project type
    A full review of construction works and engineering plan redesign to maximise land use cost-effectively.