DP World starts construction of $1.13B deep-water port in Senegal

Senegal President, Macky Sall, laid the foundation stone yesterday for the construction of a $1.13 billion deep-water port at Ndayane, located around 50 km (31 miles) south of the capital Dakar.

The facility is being developed by Dubai’s state-owned port operator DP World.

According to DP World, the first phase will include:

  • 840 metres of quay;
  • 5 km marine channel designed to handle 366-metre vessels.

The second phase will involve 410 metres of container quay and further dredging to handle 400-metre vessels.

DP World chairman, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, said that his company would develop and operate the 300-hectare container terminal, as well as finance and design the land and maritime infrastructure.

The first phase has an investment by DP World Dakar of $837 million. This will make it the single largest private sector investment in the history of Senegal.

Photo: Page Officielle du Président de la République du Sénégal