Port of Kismayo (Somalia) Rehabilitation

by R. J. Castelli, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade &, Douglas Inc, New York, NY, USA,
N. Secker, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade &, Douglas Inc, New York, NY, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '86

Abstract: Extensive deterioration of the 2070 ft long four-berth, marginal wharf at the Port of Kismayo necessitated a major rehabilitation to maintain operations. The selected scheme was a steel sheet pile bulkhead, reinforced with steel cover plates and anchored by a continuous sheet pile deadman. Variable subsurface conditions require the removal and replacement of soft soils along a portion of the bulkhead, while in another area the sheet piles will penetrate a shallow zone of coral and dense gravel. Deep compaction of underwater fill will be performed to reduce surface settlement and potential damage to concrete pavement. A primary criteria for the rehabilitation was to minimize future maintenance requirements.

Subject Headings: Rehabilitation | Steel piles | Ports and harbors | Sheet piles | Developing countries | Bulkheads | Micro piles | Steel plates | Somalia | Africa

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