Walvis Bay is the principal port of Namibia and is situated on the west coast of southern Africa. The port has a concrete quay of 1400 m and the channel and waters alongside berths 1, 2 and 3 have been dredged to 12.8 m, with berth 4 deepened to 10.6 m.
As Namibia's largest commercial port, it receives approximately 3000 vessel calls each year and handles about 5 million tons of cargo. It is a sheltered deepwater harbor benefiting from a temperate climate. In order to deal with even higher levels of throughput, Namport has steadily improved its cargo-handling facilities.
Covering an area of 3.2 hectares, the new terminal is located at berths 1, 2 and 3. In order to make turnarounds quicker and more efficient for vehicle traffic, the new container terminal has its own dedicated entrance, separate from the main general port entrance.
The project engineer WML Coast (Pvt) Ltd. and Stefanutti Stocks Marine relied on HYDROTEX® Articulating Block (AB) concrete mattresses for scour protection of the berths.