We were engaged by the Bilfinger Berger, the main contractor, to carry out an investigation of the Penang Shipyard Load-Out Facility at Pulau Jerjak, which was built in 1995, and recommend remedial actions.
The investigation was deemed necessary due to the concerns of cracking and defects in the contiguous pile construction supporting the perimeter header beams and a deck slab. The facility is for the loading out of topside structures onto barges following fabrication.
The investigation included an underwater survey of the contiguous piles by divers, repair assessment and design of solutions, tender assessment and supervision of remedial works. Our investigation enabled the client to identify the type and severity of defects to the underwater piles and undertake reinstatement based on a proposed repair methodology. The repair programme was undertaken over five months under our full-time supervision.