Suao Port Breakwater 95% Complete

Reconstruction of submerged breakwater and installation of tetrapods that will ensure safety of the Tofu Bay waters near Suao Port is scheduled for completion in October 2017, reports the Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd.

According to the company, the project, which began on April 20th 2017, is at the moment ninety-five percent complete.

The main aim of the scheme is to reduce wave-induced erosion along the Tofu Cape Bay; secure the continued, safe operations of the signal station, parking lot, and other facilities that front this bay; and ensure coastal water safety.

As the parking lot, signal station and other facilities in the Tofu Bay Recreation Area face directly out into the ocean through the mouth of the bay, they received the brunt of two typhoons in 2015 (Soudelor and Dujuan), which damaged the existing north-south (submerged) breakwater, hollowed out the foundation beneath the signal station, and damaged parking lot protective railings and surfaces.

The damaged protective structures and shoreline facilities led to the development of the Suao Port Tofu Bay Submerged Breakwater and Related Facilities Project.

In addition to repairing and reconstructing the north-south submerged breakwater, the project will install an additional 500, 10-ton wavebreak tetrapods outside of the bay’s coral habitat in order to provide additional protection to shoreline facilities and to improve the overall environment in and around the bay.

Project work is also expected to enhance the protection of coral ecologies in the bay and provide a safe and comfortable environment for visitors.

 

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