Belgian dredging environmental and marine engineering group DEME has won a EUR 41 mil-lion (US$45 million) dredging contract for the Container Terminal Quay Project at Port Louis Harbor in Mauritius. The contract is DEME’s first win in Mauritius. Mauritius Ports Authority has launched an extension project for the Mauritius Container Terminal to accommodate larger vessels and to handle increases in container traffic.
The Republic of Mauritius is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean 1200 miles off the southeast coast of the African continent. The capital and largest city is Port Louis. The scope of work includes dredging in various soil conditions including rock. DEME will use its heavy duty rock cutter dredger Ambiorix. Work is scheduled to start in December 2016 and to be completed by June 2017.