Metaphil builds wharf extension in DavaoMonday, January 22, 2007
Metaphil, a division of the Aboitiz Construction Group, has been awarded a P231-million wharf extension project from Terminal Facilities and Services Corporation (TEFASCO) based in Davao City.
The project is a 17-meter by 147-meter extension of the existing wharf. Scope of work includes the wharf structure, site development and reclamation.
The wharf extension will augment the berthing facilities that will benefit TEFASCO and in general, Davao in terms of an increase in ship and cargo traffic, both domestic and international.
The project will start in February and will be completed in January 2008. Metaphil's Leo Tampos will manage the project.
TEFASCO president and general manager Vicente Gotianse says, "We are counting on Metaphil's experience to successfully build our wharf extension."
"We are reliable and easy to deal with," assures Metaphil chair and CEO Roberto Aboitiz.
Metaphil, an ISO 9001:2000 company, also built the AJMR wharf located in Davao City, in 2005-2006. AJMR operates a fruit wharf for Davao Fruits Corporation.
TEFASCO, a privately-owned wharf, is a common-user port open to the general public for berthing of vessels and cargo stacking or storage. Presently, it has 400 meters berthing capacity for domestic and foreign vessels. The wharf is equipped with a ramp for barge landing to facilitate loading and unloading of heavy rolling cargoes or handling of bulk cargoes with the aid of payloaders and dump trucks.