Quay wall construction for floating dock in Kwa-Zulu

storage facilities and cranes next to docs and water

The project

A new facility for a floating dock with 12.5m CD water depth required dredging of 90,000m3 material and construction of a 185m quay wall.

The challenge

The works had to be carried out in a shortened contract period in a very confined construction site. Dredging had to be coordinated with quay wall and peripheral works to prevent interference.

The solution

Franki’s innovative combination of CFA piles and jet grout columns meant early completion of the quay wall structure. Additional works incorporated the closing of an unused slipway and earthworks, paving and treatment works.

Project facts



Keller business unit(s)

Franki Africa

Main contractor(s)

Middle East Africa