ARISE Mauritania Port (DFC-ARISE)

  • Mauritania
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  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
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Meridiam Infrastructure Africa Fund
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  • Construction
  • Transport
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ DFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 21, 2020

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Project Description

The proposed Project consists of the development, construction, and operation of a new container and oil terminal south of the city of Nouakchott, Mauritania. The Project is located in the existing Port of Nouakchott, which handles containers, bulk, and tankers. Specifically, the Project will entail:

  • Construction of a 570-meter main berth, a 7.2 ha container yard, and extension of the existing breakwater by ~100 meters;
  • Capital dredging to expand/deepen the existing navigation channel and port basin to -15.7 meters depth. Total volume of dredged material is expected to be ~ 5.2 million m3 , and the dredged material will be disposed of at sea;
  • Demolition of the existing oil jetty and pipelines, and provision of three new oil pipelines and one gas pipeline (total length of ~500 meters);
  • Connection to the national water supply, power supply, and telecommunication networks; and construction of back-up diesel generators, earthing, substation equipment and building, and cabling from substation to the port equipment/facilities/buildings; and
  • Construction of other facilities, including an administration building, control room, workshop building, sanitary and rest area building, fencing, upgrading of existing warehouses, parking area, empty container yard (3.5 ha), port navigation lights, weighbridge, reefer gantry, wastewater treatment plant, hazardous material and waste storage facility, and a worker accommodation camp.
Investment Description
  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Contact Information

Port Autonome de Nouakchott - BP 7303 Nouakchott - Mauritania
+222 45 29 64 52, +222 45 29 64 53