A consortium including the Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME, French construction group Eiffage and Eiffage’s subsidiary RMT Clemessy has been awarded a €47 million 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 Bolloré Transport & Logistics, is undergoing an expansion programme that calls for the construction of a new 270m quay to accommodate vessels with a draft of 13m. The Bolloré group intends to increase the total capacity of the container terminal to 750,000 TEUs. Work started recently and is expected to be completed in August 2018.