Synergies for the extension of the port at Cotonou
12 August 2011 - New contracts - Benin
On 4 August last, as part of the planned extension of the port in Cotonou (Benin), Sogea-Satom Bénin (VINCI Construction Filiales Internationales), EMCC (VINCI Construction France) and Soletanche Bachy, a subsidiary of Soletanche Freyssinet (VINCI Construction), signed two design-build contracts with MCA Bénin (Millenium Challenge Account). The first, won by Soletanche Bachy, calls for the creation of a 600 m, diaphragm-wall quay, catering for a draught of 12 m, extendable to 15 m. The works, in part entrusted to Sogea-Satom Bénin, began in September, and are due for completion in June 2011. Value: 48.2 million dollars (nearly 33 million euros). The second contract, worth 28.7 million dollars (19.5 million euros) and secured as a joint venture by Sogea-Satom Bénin and EMCC, involves extending the current harbour wall by 300 m. 300,000 t of rip-rap and 4,100 concrete elements will be required to complete this structure, located in water that is 12 m deep. The works, some of which will be carried out by Dumez Maroc (VINCI Construction Filiales Internationales), will take 22 months.