We were appointed to develop a masterplan for a new port in Hon Gai, Vietnam. The intention is to develop a Cruise Terminal to attract cruise ships to call at the UNESCO world heritage area of Ha Long Bay whilst minimising the environmental impact of the development.
The proposed site for the terminal was a disused coal wharf built in early 1900’s by the colonial power, France. The historic structure had unique features, including a deck supported by spanning arches that required extensive background research and analysis before key decision on the required refurbishment could be taken.
The work undertaken involved a prefeasibility study, a feasibility study and the preparation of a masterplan for the proposed development, followed by preliminary design studies for the development. The masterplan included:
The market investigation and feasibility studies required consideration of how cruise ships could be attracted to use the terminal, how the hinterland could benefit from the development of the terminal and how the environmental impacts of the area caused by additional tourist traffic could be minimised and mitigated.
We were appointed to undertake a regional study to assess the commercial potential of the development of a marine waste collection and reprocessing network.
The purpose of this Preliminary Feasibility assessment was to establish at a high level the nature and volume of cargo demand, the technical requirements to support this volume, the marine and port facility requirements, broad environmental and metocean impacts, and quantified investment returns.
As part of a government scheme to increase agricultural exports from a Vietnam province, BMT was appointed to help the client examine existing and planned port facilities and transport networks; estimat the potential cargo demand; establish possible strategic development options corresponding to the economic and competitive framework and highlighted possible risks to each option.
With our expertise in port planning and close knowledge of Western Australian ports, we provided port expansion options, dredging and construction solutions, and cost estimates for construction and facility operations.