TAIPEI, TAIWAN

KEELUNG RIVER RECLAMATION PROJECT

  • MARKETS :
  • Land Reclamation
  • SERVICES :
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • SCOPE OF WORK :
  • Geological investigation
    Supervision on site exploration
    Laboratory testing and geotechnical analysis
    Planning and design
    Budget Estimate

Reclaiming the river with fill soil from public works projects

MAA was invited by the Bureau of Maintenance Engineering of Taipei City Government Public Works Department to participate in the Keelung River Reclamation Project. The consultant services required included land use planning, soil investigations, reclamation design, soil improvement, etc. The reclaimed sites used spoils from the Taipei MRT and Northern Second Freeway project’s massive excavations. The total fill soil volume required for this project was about 5,600,000 m3. The reclaimed section of Keelung River was located between the Cheng-Mei and Tachih Bridges.

 

Channel narrowing and new land development

The river channel within the section was narrowed down from 11.8 km to 6.8 km. The abandoned channel, about 7 m to 8 m deep, was then filled. A total area of about 350 ha was created and put under development for residential and commercial uses. Since the abandoned channel was underlain by layers of compressible clays on about 20 m, settlement analysis and monitoring was a very critical factor for staged building construction. Soil improvement was required for the site prior to the reclamation construction, implemented from October 1993 to December 1994.

 

Scope of work

  • Geological investigation
  • Supervision on site exploration
  • Laboratory testing and geotechnical analysis
  • Planning and design
  • Budget Estimate
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