Published on 12 June 2017
Centre Point of Indonesia, Makassar
Centre Point of Indonesia is an iconic 157-hectare land reclamation project for both the Makassar area and eastern Indonesia. It will be the first waterfront development in eastern Indonesia. The reclaimed land will be in the shape of the Garuda Bird, the national emblem of Indonesia, with the head and two wings visible from the air. The coastal zone of Makassar is characterised by soft soils, which present a challenge for the reclamation work. In order to cope with these conditions, the contractor will use an innovative spraying pontoon to build up the reclamation.
Witteveen+Bos’ involvement in this project started with the preliminary design and continued with the preparation of the tender documents and assistance with the tendering process. Following the award of the contract, Witteveen+Bos extended its involvement by providing contract management and supervision during the construction phase under a Design & Build contract. Both technical assistance and construction supervision were approached from a risk-based perspective. At the end of March 2017, Witteveen+Bos Indonesia successfully chaired the kick-off meeting for the construction phase of the project. The design phase has been completed and our supervision team will take over from here. In addition to the original scope, Witteveen+Bos is currently also involved in the geotechnical monitoring of the existing adjacent reclamation project, a hydromorphological study on measures relating to sedimentation and improved water quality, and preparation of the basic design for a new reclamation.