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Taiwan: Land reclamation facilitates mega ships

Friday, 13 March 2020 | 16:00

Taiwan’s largest-ever port land reclamation project has been completed as part of project to build a new large container transshipment terminal to accommodate mega ships.

The land reclamation work formed part of Taiwan International Ports Corporation’s (TIPC) Port of Kaohsiung Intercontinental Container Terminal (ICT) project. The added land will facilitate the streamlining of current container terminal operations, to allow the construction of new deep-water berths capable of handling the largest container vessels, and to open up new space for related industry investment and activity.

The Port of Kaohsiung ICT project includes construction of a 6,810m outer breakwater, 6,721m of new quay length, 422.5ha of reclaimed land. Reclaimed ICT land includes space designated for 19 new deep-water wharves and adjacent yard / support land. These include a total 2,415m of quay length set to accommodate five, -18m deep-water berths able to service the latest mega container vessels; a total 2,710m of quay length set to accommodate ten, -16~18m deep-water petrochemical berths; and a total 1,150m of quay space set to accommodate four, -16m deep-water berths able to service deep-draught bulk cargo vessels.

Land reclamation efforts are further allowing the consolidation of the oil storage tanks away from nearby residential areas and the opening of new opportunities for port-city cooperation and engagement that will add new value to the city’s economy, new public spaces for city residents, and continued momentum into the port’s ongoing commitment to sustainable, green-port operations.

The construction cost of ICT is expected to top NT$112bn, NT$26.9bn and NT$85.6bn of which are government and private investment.
Source: Port Strategy

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