Eiffage wins contract for reconstruction of Cotonou port in Benin

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The consortium represented by Eiffage Génie Civil Marine, Spie Batignolles Foundations and Adéoti have signed a EUR160 million (US$155 million) design and build contract to renovate the Port of Cotonou in Benin.

The scope of work includes the reconstruction and deepening of the North dock along its 1,391-metre length, the extension of the North dock by 214m and the construction of a roll-on roll-off (RoRo) ramp, the extension of the South dock by 154m, the widening of the harbour basin, the deepening of the berths to 16m and the maintenance dredging of the basin. 

The port of Cotonou currently has a 546-meter quay, a 31.2 ha container park and a total container storage capacity of almost 20,000 TEU. The contract duration is 48 months, and construction should start in the first quarter of 2023. Seaport extension will allow accommodating Post-Panamax container ships as of 2025.

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