On 5th April 2013 KMC were awarded the contract to carry out the Geotechnical Survey for Katahira Engineers International.
On 5th April 2013 KMC were awarded the contract to carry out the Geotechnical Survey for Katahira Engineers International in and around the Kilindini, Dongo Kundu and Miritini areas of Msa. There were a total of 41 BH’S with 862.1m drilled. Of the 41 BH’s, 8 were over-water and 33 were roughly divided with half being within tidal areas and half on land. See Locations 1 to 18 on the map below. The main challenge of this job was the extremely varied terrain which we had to cross to gain access to the sites and the remote and uneven character of the locations on which we were required to operate.
We used two coring rigs with their teams including John Migwi (the Head Driller of the Koken rig); Mr Alex Musau (head driller of Wirth Erkelenz rig); Mr Austin Juma, who took over from Mr. Ocharo as our Consultant Geologist. Mr Tuan Will was the Project Manager.
The Koken rig operated from our Jack-up Pontoon ‘Tuco’ for all the over-water boreholes and then from our Scania truck for the land based boreholes. The Wirth rig operated from a modified Hagglund all-terrain vehicle for the intertidal and land based boreholes.
In order to complete the boreholes on the Tsunza peninsula (BH’s 8-10), the Wirth rig was transported across the creek from Mwache onboard the landing craft KMC Warthog. The Koken rig continued along the Kipevu link road including completing one borehole within the Moi International Airport perimeter, before crossing the Likoni ferry to continue on the south coast side.
Borehole 4A (Mwache area) was particularly challenging due to the extremely difficult terrain made worse as a result of heavy rain. This resulted in us having to ‘construct’ a road to be able to winch the Koken rig to the borehole point. See photos below.
We completed the program and delivered the Geotechnical Report to Katahira on the 30/10/2013 and are hoping that KMC will be involved with the construction of the bridges at the Mwache and Dongo Kundu areas.
Comarco has been contracted by JGH Marine of Denmark to assemble and install three mooring buoys in Kilindini Harbour, Mombasa. The buoys were fabricated by JGH Marine to upgrade vessel mooring capacity for the Kenya Port Authority.
Comarco received and consolidated all BGP cargo in the Supply Base, processed all export documentation, loaded, lashed and secured all equipment onto the flattop transport barge Comarco 233 and departed Mombasa, ahead of schedule, under the tow of tug Comarco Swift.
Comarco has been contracted by renowned salvage company Resolve Marine to provide resources, including tug Comarco Buzzard, heavy duty ballast barge Comarco 2801, 100t mobile crane, submersible pumps, generators, lighting sets and other salvage equipment.
A train carrying mixed cargo de-railed whilst heading out of the Port of Mombasa to the Nairobi terminus, on the only bridge heading off the Mombasa Island onto the Mainland Kenya. Comarco did a tandem lift on all the carriages using the cranes simultaneously to spread the weight over the very narrow bridge section.
The project has been sanctioned by the Office of the Prime Minister in order to provide safe and reliable docking facilities for the island's fishing and passenger boats.
Comarco completed the crane construction contract for Liebherr Container Cranes at the Comarco Supply Base.
Comarco were awarded the contract by Tanzania Ports Authority for the rehabilitation, fendering and installation of cathodic protection to Quay No 2 at Tanga under a ‘Design and Build’ agreement.
Comarco has recently completed a contract for The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations for the deployment of 25 Fish Aggregating Devices along the coastline of Somalia.
Comarco has signed a contract to deliver rock and and aggregate between the Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar and Reunion as part of the offshore road construction project in Reunion, La Nouvelle Route Du Littoral.