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 euro contract for the extension of the Freetown 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 270 meter quay to accommodate vessels with a draft of 13 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 has been 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 with Eiffage and RMT Clemessy for the further development of the Freetown Terminal.”
Eiffage is one of Europe's leading construction and concessions companies. The Group's activities are organised on the basis of the following business lines: construction, property development, civil engineering, metal, roads, energy and concessions. Thanks to the experience of more than 64,000 employees, Eiffage generated revenues of €13.9 billion in 2015, including 19% outside France.