DEME secures a series of contracts in Africa

Belgian dredging and marine engineering group DEME has announced that it has been awarded several new contracts in Africa with a total value of approximately EUR125m ($137.1m).

The company has secured a 5-year maintenance dredging contract in Angola from Angola LNG for its gas terminal in Soyo and works will start by mid of June 2017.

In Benin, DEME was awarded a contract for coastal protection works at the Cotonou shoreline. Works will include beach nourishment with a total volume of 1.5m cu m as well as revetment works and groyne construction.

In Ghana DEME secured in a contract for the Tema Port expansion project operated by Meridian Port Services (MPS), which is gearing up to accommodate larger container ships and increase cargo handling services and capacity. Works are set to start by the end of May 2017.

DEME also secured two maintenance dredging contracts by the Port Autonome d’Abidjan and Liberia’s National Ports Authority for works at Port of Abidjan in Ivory Coast and Freeport of Liberia.

Lastly, DEME acquired a contract for the Maiyegun Waterfront development in Lagos in Nigeria.

Jason Jiang

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