Angola, a west African country rich in oil reserves and other natural resources such a timber, minerals, gas and precious metals is investing heavily in a new port the Port of Caio. The new port is situated 9 km north of Cabinda, in the location of Caio. The development will be completed in three phases, the first phase of this project includes new port premises, a large storage area for equipment of circa 100 ha that includes industrial storage and offices for logistics.
This project is in line with the plans of the Government of Angola to reconstruct and improve the road and rail infrastructure within the region. It will generate significant wealth for the region, creating a large number of new jobs. Port of Caio is being spoken of as a gateway to growth. There is no doubt the local community will benefit enormously creating jobs and boosting the local economy.
Here is the scope of phase 1:
A. Commercial quay wall length: 775m
B. Rig facility quay length: 360m
C. Ship repair facility (200m x 200m)
E. Access channel: 150m wide; -13.5m CD
F. New access road
G. Reclamation for future development
H. Turning circle: 400m diameter
J. Basin: 215m wide; -12.5m CD (deep section) -7.0m CD (shallow section)
Angola has awarded the construction, operation and transfer of the project to Caio Porto. The types of dredging equipment likely to be used are:
- Cutter Suction Dredger
- Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger
- Split hopper barge
Thousands of metric tons of silt will be moved to create the new deep sea port.
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