Songkhla and Phuket Deep-sea Ports
SMC, as part of a consulting team, was engaged by the Thai Government to carry out detailed design and tender documentation for deep-sea ports at Songkhla and Phuket.
The work included the final site selection; the examination of environmental matters and the future needs for maintenance dredging; preparing detailed cost estimates; updating the financial analysis of scheme justification; the design and documentation phase and construction supervision and assistance in the procurement of berth cargo handling equipment, of tugs and of workboats.
Oceanographic, hydrographic, topographic and geotechnical surveys were carried out at each site.  For Songkhla mathematical and hydraulic models were constructed and run to investigate likely changes in the pattern of currents since the port site is close to the inlet of a large lake.
Construction at each port involved dredging and approach channel, reclaiming land for port development, building wharves, roads and cargo handling areas and ancillary buildings.  Work at Songkhla also included repairing and extending a breakwater and forming a wave protection beach. 
project details

client: Harbour Department, Royal Thai Government
services: Feasibility Study, Detail Design, Construction Supervision
period: 1981-88