SECO has began a major series of geotechnical investigations at the port of Mombasa under a contract awarded by TradeMark East Africa. The investigations will cover berth 1-14, the lighter Quay and the Mbaraki wharf.
The contract involves gathering of soil and core samples and also soil chemical analysis under the supervision of Inros Lackner. This is for the purpose of new berths design and general port rehabilitation activities.
SECO’s geotechnical vessels Alpha Trion, Hippopotes and Geoma 1 Jackup will carry out both the offshore and onshore investigations and the current fieldwork will be followed by extensive laboratory testing, data analysis, interpretation and integration with other data acquired after CPTU.
The contract will run for a period of 106 days.