Access Engineering completes project at Colombo harbour
Access Engineering PLC, a infrastructure development company,
recently completed projects at the Unity Container Terminal (UCT), New
North Pier of the Colombo harbour.
UCT Project Manager, Access Engineering, Madawa Gangodagama
The UCT is at the northern end of the harbour and consists of two
berths for feeder vessels with depths of nine and 11 metres.
"We are completely satisfied with the completed project and
completion time. It was a challenging task as rehabilitation of a failed
structure is more difficult compared to new construction work. New
methodologies were adopted for the massive underwater construction work
and the difficult site conditions," said Chief Engineer, Contract and
Design, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Ms. Chandrakanthi Lokuhewage.
"The dedication of competent and experienced staff of Access
Engineering was much appreciated and we completed the project through
team work," she said.
Access Engineering implemented the project funded by a Japanese
Non-Project Grant, for the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.
"The rehabilitation project commenced in December 2011 and was
completed on March 31, 2013. The project was to create a full-functional
terminal and rehabilitate the existing yard through urgent renovation
and restoration work of the west and north revetments of the terminal
where severe failures occurred," said UCT Project Manager of Access
Engineering, Madawa Gangodagama.
Access Engineering's work included dredging and the construction of a
rubble mounted embankment along the west and north revetments to protect
the quay settlement.