Soletanche Bachy was awarded the contract to design and build the third container berth in the port of Lomé, in Togo, Africa.
The works, awarded by Bolloré Africa Logistics for 42.5M€, was carried out by a consortium of three VINCI group's subsidiaries: Soletanche Bachy (leader), Sogea-Satom and EMCC.
Construction of the 450 m quay wall using the "combi-wall" method (steel tubes and sheet piling) and Synthetex’s HYDROTEX® concrete scour protection mattresses were completed in 2014. Its construction required 1900000 m³ of dredging works. The project makes way for the installation of the quay equipment, crane and gantry rails.
Norfolk Marine Ltd. received the contract for the installation of the quay wall’s concrete scour protection apron and selected HYDROTEX Uniform Section mattresses with cable-supported articulating concrete block self-launching toe in place of the conventional dredging of a toe trench with stone fill.
With this extension, Togo now has one of the most efficient ports in West Africa, capable of handling the latest generation of container ships and encouraging the development of transshipment operations in the direction of neighboring ports and the countries in its hinterland.