MPA Awards Dredging Contract to DEME

Image Courtesy: The Mauritius Ports Authority

Belgian dredging and marine engineering group DEME has won a EUR 41 million (USD 46 million) dredging contract for the Container Terminal Quay Project at Port Louis Harbour in Mauritius. 

The Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) has launched an extension project for the Mauritius Container Terminal (MCT) to accommodate larger vessels and to handle an increase in container traffic.

The project includes the extension of the MCT quay, expansion of the container stacking yard, strengthening of the existing 560-meter long berth and dredging works to deepen the navigational channel together with the land reclamation works at Fort George and Fort William.

The works will start by December 2016 and are expected to be completed by June 2017, DEME said.

“The scope of work for DEME will include dredging in various soil conditions, including rock. The works will be executed by the heavy duty rock cutter dredger ‘Ambiorix’, suitable to operate in heavy soil and rock conditions,” the company said.

It is the company’s first contract secured in Mauritius, according to Steven Poppe, Area Director Africa DEME.

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