Port of East London

Terra Strata marine piling Hero


This marine infrastructure project, undertaken for TRANSNET commenced in June 2015 and was completed in January 2018. The project scope included:

  • Removing an existing 101m long capping beam,
  • Excavating 5 870m3 to lower platform,
  • Installing fifty 165mm diameter micro piles, seventeen metre deep to protect the platform, as the existing dead-man anchors were rusted through,
  • Installing thirty-one metre diameter tubular piles (totally 299,5 ton), vibrated fifteen metres below the existing platform, whereafter the tubes were hammered down into the rock platform,
  • Coring a two-metre rock socket in 65MPa rock,
  • Vibrating sheet piles to the same level: 141 ton of sheet piles,
  • Filling between an old and new wall: 527m3 concrete and 586m3 stone,
  • Constructing a new capping beam,
  • Pumping 689m3 compaction grouting into the platform through 106 percussion drilled holes to a depth of fifteen metres each,
  • Installing 572kN permanent anchors (between 25 and 30 metres) through the newly constructed capping beam, and
  • Ancillary works including fenders, bollards, wooden fenders, services, and paving.



Posted on

July 10, 2023