Tanger Med I Port

New Tangier container port

River and Maritime works

Morocco, 2003-2006

General description

Bouygues Travaux Publics and Bouygues Maroc (Bymaro) were the successful tenderers for construction of the basic works for the new Tangier port. The first phase of the design-and-build contract was for construction of two breakwaters, dredging, and reclamation fill placement.

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

Bouygues Travaux Publics' bid was largely successful because of a design alternative put forward in the technical proposal. This involved a breakwater comprising around 40 precast reinforced-concrete caissons in areas where the water is more than 20 metres deep. The new design offered a nearly 18-hectare increase in the area of usable reclamation (cargo handling yard) and a decrease in the environmental impact due to reductions in the project footprint.

It also made the completion time shorter.

Consortium

BOUYGUES TRAVAUX PUBLICS 63%; BYMARO 4%; SAIPEM 33%

Project owner

AGENCE SPECIALE TANGER MEDITERRANEE

Key figures

1

original and economical solution: the caisson breakwater

40

caissons

3,200 T

the weight of a four-cell caisson

Locations

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