DEME awarded contract for Freetown Terminal Extension Project in Sierra Leone
A consortium including the Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME, the French construction group Eiffage and Eiffage’s subsidiary RMT Clemessy has been awarded a 47 million euros contract for the extension of the Freeport Terminal in Sierra Leone.
DEME will be responsible for the soil improvement, reclamation and compaction works, as well as for the deepening of the existing and future container berths. Specialised equipment will be deployed during the different construction phases of this EPC contract.
The Freetown Terminal, operated by the French group BolloréTransport & Logistics, is undergoing an expansion programme that calls for the construction ofa new 270 meter quay to accommodate vessels with a draft of13 meters. The Bolloré group intends to increase the total capacity of the container terminal to 750,000 TEUs. Works started recently and are expected to be completed in August 2018
Steven Poppe, Area Director Africa DEME : “DEME hasbeen working for more than 50 years in Africa and maintains a strong presence in the area of dredging and reclamation projects across the continent. We are exceptionally delighted to be able to win our first project in Sierra Leone and pleased to team up withEiffage and RMT Clemessy forthe further development of the Freetown Terminal.”