Kvaerner Cementation India, Kvaerner Construction’s Indian-based company, has won a £6 million design and construct contract for a major container jetty in the west coast of India’s deepest port which is capable of handling the largest container vessels of up to 160,000 dead weight tonnage.
The 600 metres long, 31-metre wide multi-purpose jetty will be constructed on land on 650 reinforced concrete piles with depths of up to 50 metres. Special soil upgrading will be carried out directly behind the jetty to protect it from damage caused by earthquakes. Once complete a 19.5-metre deep channel will be dredged around the jetty.
Working for the Gujarat Adani Port Limited at the all weather Mundra Port in Gujarat, the company is due to complete construction in just 18 months.
Kvaerner Cementation India is constructing another jetty near Mumbai in a repeat contract with P&O having completed a similar project at the same site a year ago. It is also the first company in India to receive the internationally-recognised quality standard ISO 9002 for port and harbour structures, confirming its position as the market leader in the Indian marine sector.
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