Infrastructure works to start in Port of Tripoli
Gulftainer to supervise construction
Infrastructure works for a newly constructed quay will begin at the Port of Tripoli, early next year. These works will allow the quay to become operational by next June, beginning with container-related operations.
The infrastructure to be built will include administrative premises, warehouses, a fire station, control rooms, and water and power networks. The project will also include the construction of flexible asphalt pavements.
Local contractor, Mouawad-Edde will handle Phase I of the infrastructure works, which are expected to last about a year. “The works will be carried out over a 50,000 square meter plot, near the quay. They will allow the terminal to process up to 400,000 containers per year,” said Ahmad Tamer, General Director of the port. The second phase would double this capacity.
The UAE-based firm Gulftainer won a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) contract with the port last year and will be tasked with the finance, design, procurement, construction, operation, and maintenance of the new quay’s infrastructure for the next 25 years.
The $60 million quay was built two years ago by the China Harbor Engineering Company with Dar al-Handasah (Shair & Partners) as the consultant. It is 600 m long and 15.5 m deep. The quay’s completion brings the total number of quays at the port to nine.
Reported by Yassmine Alieh
Date Posted: Oct 08, 2014