VIDEO: Jan De Nul builds new seaport in Morocco
Jan De Nul Group has just released a short video about design and construction of a new seaport in Nador, Morocco.
Located on the western side of the ‘Cap des Trois Fourches’ peninsula, about 30 km as the crow flies from Nador city centre, it is close to the main East-West shipping routes for containerisation and transport of oil and gas products throughout the Mediterranean region.
Nador West-Med (NWM) awarded the contract for the design and construction of the first port module to the Consortium of STFA (Turkey) – SGTM (Morocco) and Jan De Nul.
JDN is responsible for carrying out the dredging works. Since 2016, the company has already dredged 25 million m³, accounting for 88% of the total dredging scope. Jan De Nul also took care of the soil-substitution scope for the JV partners.
The execution of the dredging works is phased and completely intertwined with the civil construction activities executed by the JV partners.
The remaining part of the dredging volume in the central port basin and the trenches for the Container Terminals is a precision job for a cutter suction dredger.
Over the past summer months, the CSD Ibn Battuta has been working at full speed. In July, the portion of reusable sand was first reclaimed through a floating and land pipeline.
The cutter then loaded the split barges L’Aigle, L’Etoile, Boussole and Le Guerrier in order to start dumping the non-reusable soil material offshore again.
Next year, Jan De Nul only has to carry out the final round of finishing and clearing. The final completion date of this port contract is scheduled for the end of June 2024.