New port terminal benefits local economy

New container terminal brings positive impact for the local society by creating new jobs, boosting the economy and meeting international safety standards.

Major infrastructure projects can bring significant positive impact for the local society, creating new jobs and boosting the economy. However, a common challenge is to keep control of costs while ensuring the development will meet future requirements as well as international safety standards. The construction of a major new container terminal constructed in Vietnam was further complicated by incorporating earlier work that had been carried out nearly a decade previously.

Our solution updated the original design to provide a jetty which can accommodate larger future vessels. We maximised the use of precast concrete elements which significantly improved the quality, safety, speed and ease of construction. Further cost savings were achieved during the tender process in partnership with our client Gemalink.

The impact was to reduce overall project expenditure by 10% compared to the original design from 2010. We helped the local contractor improve working practices which raised health and safety performance on this project and will benefit the contractor’s future activities. The success of our approach to design, engineering, tendering and construction project management services was recognised in the 2021 Award of Merit in the ENR Global Best Projects Competition, in the Ports/Airports category.