New and longest wharf in Vanuatu is ahead of time on Santo island Shanghai construction advises

 By Len Garae | Source Daily Post


Group took 80 days to complete the piling on the Luganville Wharf Project on November 12, one month ahead of schedule.
The company’s Marketing Manager, Wayne Huang says the piling comprised of 175 steel pipes of one metre in diameter each approximately 45 metres long.
Piling is the most difficult task of the entire project. “Now that we have completed that, I think it is like 30% of the entire construction project is already completed”, the Marketing Manager says.


To demolish the western side of the wharf which was built in the 1940s, the Marketing Manager says, “We needed to demolish the steel sheet piles which required divers with special skills to stay underwater for four hours per day.
“They had to stay underwater to do the cuttings but as soon as we started, we realised two divers was not enough so we brought in four more divers to do the cuttings underwater for 60 days until it was over. The total length of steel sheets we cut was about 240 metres”.
“At the speed at which we are going, I think it is safe to say we can complete the project on schedule. If we are lucky I think it is possible to complete it before the contract period ends

Richard Butler

Besides Co-Editor here, Richard is Co-Editor at and has written a popular book on Vanuatu, How the WTO Will Change Vanuatu and How You Can Escape to this South Pacific Island Paradise available on Richard is a Resort and residential property developer, marketer, and project construction manager who fell in love with the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu and for 3 years 2012 to May 2015 has been a successful Trade Commissioner for the Republic of Vanuatu. So successful that the government reappointed him in April 2017 for a further 3-year term!

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