Map Ta Phut Industrial Port
Rayong, Thailand
Map Ta Phut, on the eastern seaboard of Thailand, is landfall to the natural gas pipeline bringing gas from the undersea reserves in the Gulf of Thailand. This area was designated by Government as an area for major industrial development and required an entirely new port to serve the proposed industries.

SMC Consulting Engineers, in association with others, were responsible for the design and tender documentation of the entire Phase 1 port facility. Initial studies included extensive geotechnical investigations both onshore and offshore, topographic and bathymetric surveys, wind, wave and tidal recordings, a quarry survey and environmental investigations. As the port layout developed, both mathematical and physical models were prepared to ensure that the wave climate within the port was acceptable. Ship handling studies were carried out on a computerised simulator and sedimentation studies undertaken to ensure that erosion and siltation could be controlled.

The team also prepared specifications and tender documents for the procurement of major equipment for use at Map Ta Phut Industrial Port.  Equipment comprised tugs, quayside gantry cranes, small craft, mobile cargo handling plant and general port vehicles (fire engines, garbage trucks, tank trucks for fuel, water, etc).  Subsequent work involved tender evaluation and the procurement supervision of selected equipment.

Subsequently a second phase of development at Map Ta Phut Port was implemented to enlarge the approach channel and to expand the port towards the southeast in accordance with the master plan. This involved dredging approximately 12.3 million cum, the reclamation of around 55ha and constructing rock revetment and wave wall of length approximately 6,500m.

SMC Consulting Engineers, in association with others, were responsible for the design, tender documentation, tender processing and construction supervision of the Phase 2 works, which also involved preparing an outline design, specifications and tender documents for the procurement of a vessel traffic management system (VTMS) for the expanded port.
project details

client: Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand
services: Study and Port Planning, Design, Tender Documentation, Construction Supervision, Equipment Procurement
completion date: 1999