Mauritius: Port Louis Poised for Upgrade

Austrian construction company STRABAG, together with its partner Archirodon Construction (Overseas) Co. SA, has been entrusted with expansion and strengthening of the container harbour at Port Louis, Mauritius.

The project has a volume of about € 90 million (USD 115 million), of which STRABAG holds 50 %, and is to be completed in slightly over two years, as explained by STRABAG.

The project is being carried out in four phases to allow the harbour to remain in operation while the work is in progress.

Phase 1, with a length of 244 m, includes the new berthing quay to be founded into the sea bed on tubular steel piles and sheet piles (combi-wall), the corresponding concrete works, quay facilities, and relocation of three container cranes.

Also this phase includes extension of the container storage area and construction of annex buildings. This phase is to be completed by mid-2015.

Phases 2–4 involve modernisation of 560 m of existing harbour facilities. These works should be completed in December 2016.

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