Urgent Development Plan of Semarang Port Project (Phase I), Indonesia (1980 to 1986)

Employer : Ministry of Transport, Communications and Tourism, Government of Indonesia
Location : Semarang, Central Java Province, Indonesia

Semarang Port, located at the middle of northern coast of Java Island, was plagued with shallow water depth in access channel. The limited channel depth was due primarily to silty clay migration induced by littoral currents and waves from the offshore. Cargo ships of 3,000 DWT and more could not navigate through the silted-up channel and were inevitably forced to cast anchors 4 to 5 km offshore and to depend on lighter services for cargo loading and unloading. To eliminate such problems plaguing the port, the Government of Indonesia (GOI) requested in 1977 the Government of Japan (GOJ) to formulate a development plan for the port. Urgent Improvement Program to provide the port facilities and equipment stated below was recommended by the GOJ in 1978 as a part of Shortterm Development Program with target year of 1985. Engineering services and construction works for the Short-term Development Program were carried out from 1980 to 1982 and from 1982 to 1986, respectively, with Japanese ODA loans. JPC has taken part in the GOJ’s study as a member of Joint Venture Consultants and in the engineering and supervisory services for the project as Prime Consultant.

Major port facilities and equipment provided under the project include :
– Port access channel (9 m deep, 2.5 km long, 150 m wide);
– New west breakwater (1,950 m long);
– North breakwater (1,700 m long);
– East groin (1,320 m long);
– International general cargo wharf (9 m deep, 605 m long, 3 berths for 10,000 DWT ships);
– 2 Transit sheds (each 4,000 m²);
– Warehouse (6,000 m²);
– Port administration office (2,000 m²);
– Port inner roads, open storage, utilities;
– 800 HP tugboats (2 units);
– 210 HP mooring boats (4 units);
– 10-ton truck cranes (3 units); and
– 3-ton forklift trucks (12 units).