Tanjung Priok is Indonesia’s main port and is situated in Jakarta Bay. It handles the majority of Indonesia’s exports and imports and is a lifeline for the majority of the country’s many thousands of islands. We are supervising the construction of the first stage of the development - the new North Kalibaru 4.5 million TEUs Container Terminal.
The port has become severely congested due to the increase in container traffic and lack of major port development over decades and therefore it is now undergoing one of the largest port extensions in the world.
Once completed in 2018, the terminal will become an international hub for seaborne trade and it will strengthen Indonesia’s logistics chain.
Royal HaskoningDHV was commissioned by Indonesian Port Corporation (IPC) to supervise the construction of the port, including land reclamation, retaining walls, an access bridge, the container yard and quay structures.
The port is being constructed on soft soils and an innovative approach has been taken to secure foundations. The entire first terminal and container yard is being constructed on a concrete deck supported by foundation piles. Seawater and cooling water intake will be protected from contamination (caused by dredging) by using silt curtains and reusing dredged material for landfill.
At the height of construction we have mobilized a team of more than 40 engineering professionals with a wide range of multidisciplinary skills on site to supervise works and resolve any issues. One of the reasons we have been selected to perform the supervision work, is because our teams are structured with the right set of skills, there is a very strong local presence in Indonesia and we have the flexibility to mobilize people quickly, as and when needed.