Mauritius: STRABAG & partner Archirodon Construction to extend container port
Europe-based STRABAG and Archirodon Construction (Overseas) Co. SA have formed a consortium for extending the Mauritius container harbour in Port Louis. (Image: wikimedia)
The Mauritius container harbour in Port Louis is extending and boosting its facilities, with assistance from STRABAG, an internationally active technology group for construction services, and its partner Archirodon Construction (Overseas) Co. SA.
The project is worth USD 115 million (about Rs 3.8 billion) and is to be completed in slightly over two years, in December 2016.
STRABAG holds 50% stake in the consortium under which the project is being undertaken.
The project is being carried out in four phases to allow the harbour to remain in operation while work is going on.
Phase 1, with a length of 244 m, includes the new berthing quay to be founded into the sea bed on tubular steel piles and sheet piles (combi-wall), the corresponding concrete works, the quay facilities, and the relocation of three container cranes.
Also forming part of this phase are the extension of the container storage area and the construction of annex buildings, which is expected to be completed by mid-2015.
Finally, phases 2 to 4 involve the modernisation of 560 m of existing harbour facilities.
STRABAG is a European-based technology group for construction services, a leader in innovation and financial strength.
Its services span all areas of the construction industry and cover the entire construction value chain.
Furthermore, they create added value for clients with specialised entities integrating the most diverse services and assuming responsibility for them, bringing together people, materials and machinery at the right place and at the right time in order to realise even the most complex construction projects – on schedule, of the highest quality and at the best price.
Archirodon, is a large diversified international contracting organization, established in 1959 in the form of a joint venture of the Greek firms Archimidis, Greece’s foremost marine contractor at the time and Odon & Odostromaton, a road construction specialist group.
At present, Archirodon with its parent company Archirodon Group N.V., registered in the Netherlands since 2000, has main offices, branches and project sites in Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E, Switzerland, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Greece, Cyprus, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.
Besides its diversified activities, ranging from feasibility studies to complete turnkey EPC projects, Archirodon has established a large engineering department to handle the most specialized engineering work required by its multi-discipline projects.