SECO and GEOMA Mozambique, under a joint venture (JV), has successfully completed a major series of geotechnical investigations at the port of Mombasa under a contract awarded by TradeMark East Africa. The investigations covered berth 1-14, the lighter Quay and the Mbaraki wharf.
The contract involved gathering of soil and core samples and also soil chemical analysis under the supervision of Inros Lackner. This also saw the successful drilling of 40 boreholes and the completion of 60 Piezo Cone Penetration Tests (CPTu). All these will assist in the design of new berths and general port rehabilitation activities.
Geotechnical vessels Alpha Trion, Hippopotes, Geoma 1 Jackup, Full CPTu machines, drilling machines and with the support of SECO’s expansive marine fleet carried out both the offshore and onshore investigations and now the completion of the fieldwork will be followed by extensive laboratory testing, data analysis, interpretation and integration with other data acquired after CPTu.
The contract run for a period of 106 days.