Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has completed the revetment project at the Port of Port Elizabeth’s tanker berth and berth 14 three months ahead of schedule.
TNPA said in a statement that the revetment, built from rock armour to scatter incoming wave energy and prevent erosion of the embankment, had been initiated to replenish and rehabilitate the existing revetments that had eroded at the port’s tanker berth and berth 14.
The revetment had eroded due to wave action that resulted in the displacement of the rock armour.
“With the now protected berths and embankment, liquid bulk vessels will enjoy safe berthing operations.
Collaboration with the bulk oil carriers and liquid nitrogen gas vessels that are handled at berth 14 and tanker berth saw the berths remaining operational during project execution, a great contributor to the agility realised,” TNPA said.
TNPA port manager for Nelson Mandela Bay Ports, Pamela Yoyo, said the team had taken a customer-focused approach that had ensured continued operations during construction.
“The execution of projects that enhance and protect port infrastructure is well within our mandate as the ports authority, however it is worth commending the project team for their customer-centric approach and agility in concluding the project within compressed timelines,” Yoyo said.