Boskalis bags Manila Bay reclamation project

Boskalis bags Manila Bay reclamation project

Royal Boskalis Westminster has been awarded a provisional letter of acceptance for the design and construction contract for the Pasay Reclamation Development Project in Manila Bay, Philippines.

The development will create a new commercial and residential area in a densely populated part of Metro Manila's Pasay City.

The project, which was awarded by local property developer SM Prime Holdings (SMPHI), will involve the reclamation of approximately 360 hectares through the construction of three artificial islands designed to withstand potential large earthquakes. In addition, shore protection works are designed to withstand typhoons.

For the reclamation activities, Boskalis will deploy a number of trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) over a period of two years. To accelerate the soil settlement, 60,000 kilometres of vertical drains will be installed.

The entire reclamation area will be compacted with vibro- and dynamic compaction to ensure soil stability. The outer perimeter of the islands will be protected with a combination of rock revetment and a concrete wave wall.

Preparatory work is scheduled to commence immediately and work on the site is expected to start within the first quarter of 2020. The reclamation activities are expected to be completed within three years and the total project duration including land development is five years.

Boskalis will cooperate with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) on the project.

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