The Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME has won a more than US$46 million dredging contract for the Container Terminal Quay Project at Port Louis Harbour in Mauritius. The contract is DEME’s first win in Mauritius, confirming its widespread presence and experience on the African continent.
The Mauritius Ports Authority has launched an extension project for the Mauritius Container Terminal to accommodate larger vessels and to handle an incremental increase in container traffic.
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.
Steven Poppe, Area Director Africa DEME: “We are very pleased securing our first dredging contract in Mauritius. Thanks to the development of innovative dredging techniques, DEME has become a leader in rock dredging. This project will add further know-how to our specialist dredging methods.”
Works will start by December, 2016 and are expected to be completed by June, 2017.
Fact File: The Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME is an international market leader for complex marine engineering works. Building on more than 140 years of experience and know-how, DEME has organically moved into several related sectors, such as the financing of marine engineering and environmental.