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Project Management Consultancy (PMC) for the Doraleh Multipurpose port in Djibouti

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Project Management Consultancy (PMC) for the Doraleh Multipurpose port in Djibouti

The project for the construction of the Doraleh multipurpose port, located in Doraleh region of Djibouti.

Port De Djibouti S.A. (PDSA) plan is to build the Doraleh Multi-purpose Port (DMP) in Djibouti. The total proposed quay line of the DMP will accommodate 16 berths and will be built in two phases. The Works in this contract comprise of Phase 1 of the port development. The Phase 1 quay line is 1,375m long for 6 berths with a maximum berthing vessel up to 100,000 DWT, in addition a service/RoRo berth and a floating dock will be built. The design annual throughput capacity of the Doraleh Multi-purpose Port (Phase I) shall be 7.08 million tons plus 200,000 TEUs.

The Doraleh Multi-purpose Port (phase 1) includes:

  • Main quay 1,200 m long and -15.3 m depth, for 6 berths to berth vessel up to 100,000 DWT, built by n. 63 concrete precast caissons;
  • East quay 175 m long -12m depth built by n. 12 concrete precast caissons
  • Multipurpose stock yard: coal. general cargo, cement and fertilizer, grain, vehicle, sugar and fertilizer warehouse
  • Buildings;
  • Excavation and dredging works
  • Land reclamation works

The project is developed under the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) “Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build for Electrical and Mechanical Plant and for Building and Engineering Works Designed by the Contractor, First Edition 1999”, supplemented and amended by Particular Conditions.

The Project Management Consultancy (PMC) supports Djibouti Port Authority (The Client) objectives and to deliver the above said project with outstanding control of all aspects and performance, meeting cost, schedule and quality targets. 

Description of actual services provided: 

  • Liaising with the Client and, on his behalf, with the Engineer and the Contractor;
  • Managing the Value Engineering process. 
  • Prepare, evaluate and analyze all the correspondence, instructions, minutes meetings, notifications and the like
  • Analyze the necessary documentation for claims submitted by the Contractor and the Engineer, evaluate contract claims/variations and all necessary notification within set time limits
  • Co-coordinating and integrating the construction programs of the various direct contracts into an overall construction programme, including ensuring timely procurement of the direct contracts
  • Control the execution of the construction processes to ensure adherence to overall construction programme.
  • Control the successful execution of the project within approved duration, scope of work and budget and advise the Employ
  • Evaluate project budget
  • Ensuring that all necessary inspections are carried out by the Supervision Consultant(s).
  • Advise the client regularly on progress, area if concerns, recommendation, forecasted date of completion, required budget for projects
  • Monitors and controls all contractual aspects of the projects
  • Checking instructions, payment certificates, financial statements and certificates of completion prepared by the Engineer
  • Preparing and presentation of a confidential monthly Project status Report to the Client
  • Checking the execution of the Project in Accordance with the approved planning documents
  • Checking of D&B tender documents and employer’s Requirements, with reference to the ongoing activities, for their respect and implementation. 
  • Preparing D&B tender documents for addenda and Variation Orders to the Project.
  • Preparing D&B tender documents for site surveys and quality control monitoring (i.e. on concrete, reclamation settlements etc.) by third Parties.
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Port de Djibouti S.A. (PDSA)


Doraleh (Djibuti)


Construction Supervision, Contract Management

Cost of works


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