Marine Port construction was coordinated by Yonemori Construction
Purpose of the artificial island
- A terminal for large cruise ships
- A place to store debris generated by disasters
- A heliport for transporting emergency patients
- A place to collect sediment from Mt. Sakurajima
▸Total project cost
26.7 billion yen
▸ Landfill area
■ Construction zone 1: 10.3ha ■ Construction zone 2: 13.7ha
▸ Amount of buried soil
■Sakurajima soil and rock flow soil 2 million m³
■Public residual soil, etc. 2.5 million m³
▸Quay construction method
Caisson type Quay
▶What is a caisson?
It means “big box” in French. The caisson is made of reinforced concrete.
It is used to prevent waves and as a quay to stop ships.