Reducing construction timescales and costs at Cai Mep Terminal

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.
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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 120x300m coal warehouse, a 200m berth for vessels upto 5,000 DWT, a 200m 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 withpre-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 facts

  • Client
    Thuan Hai Corporation
  • Location
  • Challenge
    To reduce vessel berth and revetment construction timescale and cost.
  • Solution
    A full review of construction works and engineering plan redesign to maximise land use cost-effectively. 
  • Period
    10/2019 - 01/2021
Justin Cross - Director Maritime Vietnam


Director Maritime Vietnam