Atuabo Oil Services Terminal Site Investigations


Lonrho Ports Ghana (Ltd)


February to May 2012


Atuabo, Ghana

Atuabo Oil Services Terminal Site Investigations

Lonrho Ports Ghana (Ltd) required site investigations at Atuabo, Ghana, to inform the preparation of a Master Plan for a new Oil Services Terminal.
Royal Haskoning Consulting Engineers prepared the specifications for the investigations and managed the contract awarded to Project Management International (PMI).

The Scope of Work included:

  • Onshore Cone Penetrometer Testing geotechnical investigation;
  • Onshore percussion and rotary core borehole drilling, sampling, and logging;
  • Offshore vibrocore geotechnical sampling, and logging;
  • Topographic surveys of the 3.25 x 1.6km project site on a 50x50m grid;
  • Offshore metocean data gathering surveys;
  • Offshore bathymetric survey;
  • Offshore sub-bottom profiling survey;
  • Offshore Sidescan sonar surveying;
  • Laboratory testing of geotechnical samples;
  • Project reporting, inclusive of factual reports, laboratory reports, data preparation, drawing production and printing;

PMI Resources on site

  • 200kN Geomil truck mounted uCPT rig;
  • Fraste Hydraulic Rotary Core/Percussion Drilling Rig;
  • Multicat vessel and geocorer vibrocore machine;
  • AWAC metocean data recording devices;
  • Total stations and GPS equipment for topographic surveys;
  • Professional Geotechnical Engineer and support staff;
  • Geotechnical Contracting Site Agent and support staff;

Contract Execution

The contract was executed to the required standards, in close cooperation with Royal Haskoning Engineers.