n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Muller Verpress Piling - a first for South Africa : project management construction

Volume 23, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The Port of Durban is the busiest general cargo port in Africa, integral for ensuring that much needed resources can be imported and exported, in doing so keeping the wheels of the South African economy turning. As part of Transnet National Port Authorities' (TNPA) growth strategy, sections of the port have been identified for reconstruction and deepening to ensure that the infrastructure will be both serviceable for the next 50 years and will cater for the newer generations of vessels which call at the port. The Maydon Wharf precinct consists of 14 berths in total, seven of which are steel sheet-piled structures constructed between the 1960s and 1970s.Following an extensive assessment of the quay wall conditions it was identified that Berth 12 was in a critical state of failure, with the remaining six berths in a similar condition. Maydon Wharf Berth 12 was successfully reconstructed by Stefanutti Stocks in 2012, with there maining six berths (1-4, 13 and 14) being put out for tender in late 2013.

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