Port: Expansion CT Burchard quay – Berth 3 + 4

The container Terminal Burchardkai is Hamburg’s largest container terminal, currently handling ~30% of the total freight throughput in the port of Hamburg. In 2009, a joint venture comprising Bilfinger Berger was awarded the construction of Berth 3 and 4 with a total length of 662 m l. The quay wall of berth 3 and 4 is based on the established Hamburg Concept for optimized container quay walls. A 22,7 meter wide reinforced concrete deck structure with section lengths of 32 meters rests on a foundation of a row of freestanding friction piles on the water side, a back-anchored combined sheet pile wall and three rows of in situ driven concrete piles.
A flood protection seepage apron strip secures the resulting hollow space on the land side. While the waterside crane track for the container gantry cranes is integrated in the quay wall beam, a separate crane track support beam will be constructed for the landside track of the 35 meters gauge whose alignment partly crosses the existing structure of the old quay wall.

Employer: HPA Hamburg Port Authority AöR
Construction period: 2009 - 2012
Specifications / Main Quantities total:
Undulation 22,70 m
Water depth NN -16,70 m
Soil replacement 150 running metre
Friction piles 1.700 t
Bearing tubes 5.300 t
Infill sheets 1.200 t
In situ concrete piles 852 St Reinforced concrete ca. 19.000 m³
Reinforced steel ca. 2.500 t Hydraulic sand filling ca. 260.000 m³

Buildingcosts: 45 € Mio.
Location: Hamburg