Contract awarded for Morocco automated container terminal

WCN Editorial Team 29 Nov 2016 AFRICA BUILDINGS

Willemen Groep comprising Aswebo, Aannemingen Van Wellen, Franki Construct and Cosimco has won a contract from the Dutch company APM Terminals to build a new container terminal in Morocco.

The terminal, to be located at the Tangier MedPort, will be constructed on a 53ha site and will have a quay length of 1,200m. Upon completion, the facility will be the first automated container terminal in Africa.

The overall project includes four packages. Package A will comprise all road and sewerage works, the construction of the pipes for the utilities, and the pavement and fence works. The installation of the ARMG rails is also included in the first lot.

Package B includes the construction of a 1,200m-long crane beam, on which the hoisting cranes will be placed. The crane beam will be built on 403 poles with 1.35m of diameter and a length of above 24m. The poles will be drilled in the rock face to a depth of 9m. This package also contains the concrete works and formworks.

Package C involves the construction of the utilities for the entire site. The construction of all buildings — office building and maintenance workshops — for the terminal and the equipment of the gas station and canopies are included in Package D.

The works are expected to be complete by September 2018.

* For more information on the Morocco construction market, visit the Construction Intelligence Center Report Store.

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