On December 15th, 2018, Dua Fat Foundation Joint Stock Company and the investor – Hoa Phat Dung Quat Steel Company conducted preliminary review and handover of No 3.4 wharf at specialized port of the priority project – Hoa Phat Dung Quat Iron and Steel Production Complex.
No 3.4 wharf is a part of a deep-water port – the item with an important role in the overall project of Hoa Phat Dung Quat Iron and Steel Production Complex. At the handover ceremony, the investor has acknowledged and praised the striving of leaders and employees of Dua Fat for ensuring schedule of many items and handing over. No 3.4 wharf on time. Especially, the construction of bored piles on the sea of Dua Fat is highly appreciated for outstanding investment and efforts to cope with many difficulties and challenges.
Overall site of No 3.4 wharf at the peak execution time
There were a lot of difficulties during the period of time when Dua Fat employees executed the project in Central Vietnam, the region of particularly inclement weather like thunderstorms or floods. The impediment was getting more throughout the surveying process, Dua Fat had to face the bad geology conditions with mainly granite solid rock, leading to a large number of rock drilling meters. Marine construction machinery and equipment in the domestic market could not meet both the quality of construction and the ability to operate stably in these conditions.
Jack-Up floor on the sea with 4 strong pillars, which can operate in hard weather conditions
Faced with such an extremely difficult situation, Dua Fat has invested heavily to import materials, equipment, 7,100-ton barge, 250-ton crane, and more machines than expected. In particular, to hand over on time, Dua Fat imported jack-up systems with doubled numbers to speed up the construction schedule of No 3.4 wharf. Jack-up is a self-lifting and lowering platform on the sea which can execute in extreme weather conditions (big waves, high winds) with dimensions of 36 × 18.5 × 2.9 × 1.55 and lifting capacity of 400 tons, 984 CV capacity. The floor has four hydraulics feet. A total length of each foot is 35 m.
In Vietnam, Dua Fat is the first mechanical construction company using Jack-up lifting floor technology in the field of marine foundation treatment. The investment in modern equipment not only contributes to speed up the construction progress but also increases the position and competitiveness of Dua Fat in the domestic and foreign whalf construction markets, completely comparable to international companies.
The highly concentrated working atmosphere on Hoa Phat Dung Quat site
Beside 24/7 on duty and timely guidance on changing the amount of materials and equipment for the project, the Dua Fat’s leadership also focused drastically on the work. Dua Fat teams from the construction site to the office raise the spirit and tried its best day and night to speed up the progress to complete the item, to step up the handover of the No 5.6 wharf construction in February 2019. The last days of the year at Hoa Phat construction site was filled with bustling machine sound, urgent and hustle working atmosphere. Presently, hundreds of Dua Fat employees welcome a new year on a dusty site, night lights and joyful eyes, beliefs, determination to achieve goals, keep the trust from the leadership and the investor.