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25 September 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:29 GMT+2

September 2, 2022

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At the beginning of next year, work will begin on modernization and expansion of the port of Cotonou

In 2025 the African port will be able to welcome post-Panamax container ship

A consortium formed by the French Eiffage and Spie batignolles and from the Beninese Adéoti will realize the design and execution of the expansion works of the basin port and restructuring of the docks of the port of Cotonou, in Benin, for a total amount of over 160 million euros.

The works, carried out on behalf of the Port Autonome de Cotonou, provide for the modernization and deepening of the seabed at -16 meters of the North Quay for its entire length of 1,391 metres, the expansion of the North quay by 214 meters and the construction of a ramp for ro-ro loads, the 154-meter extension of the pier South, the expansion of the port basin with the construction of a rocky embankment and dredging interventions to bring all the moorings at -16 meters deep.

According to forecasts, the works will have an overall duration of 48 months, of which five months of design studies and actual start of work during the first quarter of next year. Thanks to the new infrastructure, by 2025 the African port will be able to accommodate container ships of type post-Panamax.

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