CECI in Vietnam

In 1994, CECI was the first international engineering consultant chosen to assist in Vietnam's economic development when it was selected to carry out the design and construction supervision services of a highway improvement section on Vietnam National Highway No. 5. The ROC-IEDF loan financed project proved to be a major success to both the Client and CECI in which CECI was honored for its performance of services, and has since then led to CECI's further expansion of consulting services in both northern and southern Vietnam.

The economic development of Vietnam is presently progressing at a very rapid rate and throughout this exciting period of modernization CECI has been providing its technical assistance in a number of projects, and at the same solidified an especially strong and amiable relationship with our clients and partners in the region. Listed below is a brief summary of some of our major project experience.

MAJOR PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Name of Project:
Son Duong Port for Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Mill Project
Name of Client:
Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp.
Period of Service:
August 2009 to December 2016
Type of Services:
Planning and Design
Location:
Vung Ang Special Economic Zone, Ha Tinh Province

The Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Mill Plant has a development area of around 2200 hectares which includes a storage terminal, many outer ring roads and offshore cofferdams. As part of the development works, the Son Duong Port for Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Mill Project is being planned and designed for the loading and unloading of steel materials, raw materials and products for export. The deep port will have a depth of 27m and will initially accommodate at least 31 berths.

Name of Project:
Grant No. 0095 – VIE Sub-consulting Services for Project Implementation of the ADB and AUSAID Funded Sections within the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Southern Coastal Corridor Project (SCCP)
Name of Client:
SMEC International Pty. Ltd, Australia
Period of Service:
May 2009 to April 2014
Type of Services:
Feasibility Study, Detailed Design and Construction Supervision Services
Location:
Kien Giang and Ca Mau Provinces, Southern Vietnam

CECI took upon the role of sub-consultant to the Client for Vietnamese Sections of the first stage of development for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Southern Coastal Corridor Project (SCCP) in which the civil construction works are divided into four civil works contracts having a combined length of 42.905KM. All of the road sections are being improved or constructed to at least a Vietnam Class III standard (7m carriageway, 2X2m sealed shoulders, 2X0.5m verge with AC or DBST surfacing), and CECI provided services for bridge structure engineering, soil and material engineering and construction supervision activities.

Name of Project:
Technical Consulting Services for the Vietnam Vinh Phuc Ba Thien Industrial Park Development Project
Name of Client:
Compal Electronics, Inc. (Taiwan)
Period of Service:
September 2007 to March 2013
Type of Services:
Planning and Design
Location:
Vinh Phuc Province

The project involves the planning and design of infrastructure for an industrial park development operated by an electronics company based in Taiwan. The site covers an area of approximately 326.9 hectares and to accommodate the May River crossing within the industrial park, the layout has a concentrated green area to provide for a multi-purpose green belt while forming a high-tech park area which combines the ecosystem, living and manufacturing purposes and set an example for a new generation of industrial areas in Vietnam.

Name of Project:
Consulting Services for the Yenvien – Laocai Railway Upgrading Project Kunming – Haiphong Corridor ADB LOAN No. 2302-VIE and AFD LOAN No. CVN 6006 01
Name of Client:
Vietnam Railways (VNR)
Period of Service:
December 2008 to December 2010
Type of Services:
Detailed Design
Location:
Northern Vietnam

The Hanoi – Lao Cai railway is part of the Kunming to Haiphong transport corridor, which plays an important role in regional and international trade. The railway connects Vietnam’s mountainous border provinces in the West with the midlands and Red River plains towards Hanoi. This ADB and AFD funded project aims to increase the safety and decrease the time of operation by upgrading and rehabilitating the existing railway line for its length of approximately 285 kilometers so as to meet the requirements of transport demand. The main work included (1) Feasibility Study Review, (2) Establishing Methodology for Survey and Design, (3) Survey and Investigation, (4) Detailed Design and (5) Assistance in tendering and procurement of rail.

Name of Project:
Vietnam Component of the Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh (Trans-Asian) Highway Improvement Project --- ADB Loan No. 1660-VIE (SF)
Name of Client:
My Thuan Project Management Unit (PMU.MT), Ministry of Transport
Period of Service:
November 1999 to June 2006
Type of Services:
Design Review, Additional Design and Construction Supervision Services
Location:
Thu Duc Intersection - An Suong - Moc Bai Border

The scope of this ADB funded project is the improvement of the section of Vietnam National Highway No.1 between Thu Duc and An Suong on the northern outskirts of Ho Chi Minh city (about 20km), and the section of Highway No. 22 between An Suong and Moc Bai on the border with Cambodia (about 58km). The works include improvement and widening of the existing road, partly through congested urban areas under heavy traffic, and the construction of a number of bridges of which 2 are long bridges, one over a waterway that carries significant traffic. Additional works include 2 interchanges, 5 flyovers, 2 bridges and 30km road widening.

Name of Project:
Technical Consulting Services for the Feeder Road Component of ADB Second Road Improvement Project Loan No. 1487-VIE (SF)
Name of Client:
Project Management Unit No. 1 (PMU.1), Ministry of Transport
Period of Service:
November 1998 to September 2002
Type of Services:
Project Management
Location:
Five Provinces in Northern Vietnam (Lang Son, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Cao Bang and Bac Kan Provinces)

This ADB funded project covers the improvement for selected lengths of about 600km of provincial, district, and commune roads in Lang Son, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Cao Bang and Bac Kan Provinces. The component is prepared and implemented by adopting a low-cost spot improvement approach in order to improve the reliability of road access to as large a proportion of the provinces' populations as possible, while keeping costs low and maximizing the use of local resources.