Work Starts at Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Port, Malaysia

Work has started on reconstruction of the main Wharf Road at Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas container terminal to provide an improved running surface for the port’s heavy duty traffic and a reduced requirement for maintenance. The new surface will be block paving on a base course of cement bound material. Additional drainage is being installed to improve the run-off from tropical downpours that are frequent in the rainy season.

Beckett Rankine’s site team is working with local consultant ATZ to supervise the construction work which is scheduled to be on site for 18 months. Holding the record for the world’s fastest growing port following its opening in 1999 PTP is today one of the world’s busiest container ports. All the repaving work has to be undertaken around the cargo handling operations with minimum interference. Planning also requires interface with other construction contracts currently being undertaken to further enlarge the port.