MPA Hires Royal HaskoningDHV

Royal HaskoningDHV has been appointed by Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) to carry out Port Masterplan studies for Port Louis (the gateway port of the Island of Mauritius) and for Port Mathurin on the Island of Rodrigues.

The work involves identifying new business opportunities for Mauritius ports and forecasting cargo and traffic flows.

It includes the assessment of needs for extending and upgrading port infrastructure, and developing a land use plan for the next 25 years.

The studies, to be completed by August 2016, will examine the challenges associated with future development of the ports, to include:

  • exploring the potential of Port Louis for container transhipment, increasing performance of the Mauritius Container Terminal, and maintaining and improving market share in a competitive market;
  • developing Port Louis as a bunkering and petroleum/LNG hub,  risk assessment and land use planning, and finding the balance between stakeholder interests;
  • unlocking land outside the port boundaries for port expansion, and related challenges in terms of interactions between the port, city and land owners;
  • adapting existing port infrastructure such as quay walls, jetties, port basins and tank farms to handle a wider range of trades; finding a balance between trade development, waterfront development, cruise facilities, marina development, and preservation of the islands’ sensitive ecological system.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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