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Supervision of Tadjoura Port – Phase 1 (Djibouti)

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Supervision of Tadjoura Port – Phase 1 (Djibouti)

The new Port facilities will be developed in a suitable area located west of the town of Tadjoura along 1.5 km of eastern Walwallè wadi outlet, on the north coast of Tadjoura Gulf and connected to Djibouti by the national road RN9.

The new Port of Tadjoura will be able to handle 35% of the future volume of merchandise exchanged with Ethiopia, estimated at approx 3.5 M t/year. For this reason, a new road connecting Tadjoura with the Ethiopian border, passing through the towns of Randa, Dorra and Balho, is currently under design. A phased development of the new Port of Tadjoura has been planned.

Phase 1 envisages the construction of a General Cargo quay 435 m long and a Ro-Ro Terminal 190 m long, able to handle a total of about 1.7÷2.3 M t/y (0.2÷0.3 M t/y of General Cargo and 1.5÷2.0 M t/y of Ro-Ro handling). The General Cargo quay consists of a circular cell structure. The Ro-Ro terminal consists of 4 mono-pile breasting dolphins and 4 catwalks connecting the breasting dolphins, each made of tubular welded truss of about 45 m length. The total port area is about 30 ha. of which approximately 14.5 ha. are not paved but well compacted to be suitable for heavy materials’ stevedoring. 

The Phase 1 layout also includes the wadi flood protection measures (gabion walls and artificial trench for an initial wadi diversion), the construction of 22 buildings (gates, warehouse, Port Authority building, Control Tower, Harbour Master building, etc), the fencing and the execution of the external parking areas and finally the supply of the required port equipment (truck mounted cranes, ambulance, fire truck, etc.). 

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Djibouti Ports Authority


Tadjoura, Djibouti


Works Supervision

Cost of works

Euro 66,000,000

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