The port of Lomé, which has undergone substantial upgrades in recent years, is now one of West Africa’s most eficient and modern ports.
To enable the port to handle container ships with a capacity of up to 7,000 TEU, Togo Terminal awarded in 2012 a contract to a joint venture led by Soletanche Bachy to design and build a new quay.
The project included the construction of a 450-metre quay wall and the port’s turning basin and access channel. The combi-wall quay was built with 30 metre long large-diameter (1,412mm) metal piles and sheet piling.
The access channel was dredged to a depth of 15 metres and the turning basin was built. More than a million hours of work were required to complete the project and it featured very strong involvement of Togolese and other African workers and supervisory staf.