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SENEGAL | Bargny | Port du Futur | Planned

Senegal: DP World to build new port in Bargny for $30 million
26 September 2017

Emirati port operator, Dubai Port World (DP World) will inject $30 million in the construction of a second port in Bargny (about 30km south of Dakar), and purchase of new equipment for the Dakar autonomous port.

This was revealed by the Presidency, in a statement released after a meeting between Senegal’s president, Macky Sall, and DP World’s CEO, Ahmed Bin Sulayem (picture), yesterday, September 25, 2017.

It should be recalled that DP World which plans to increase its investments in Senegal, is the concessionaire of a container terminal in the northern zone of the Dakar port (related agreement was signed on Oct. 7, 2017, and will be valid for 25 years). The Emirati group established at the site new installations in November 2011, doubling its capacity to more than 600,000 TEU per year.

Regarding the project for the second port of Bargny which is called “port du futur” or the port of the future, it became necessary as Dakar’s port has reached its expansion capacity. Designing, funding, construction and management of the new container terminal of the upcoming port, which could receive up to 1.5 million containers per year, were trusted to DP World.

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Senegal: a second port under construction
January 17, 2018

Senegal has conceded more than 500 hectares to private investors in Sendou 35 km from Dakar for a total cost of over 290 billion FCFA.

According to the minister Oumar Sarr in charge of the maritime operation, the mineral carrier and bulk carrier of a capacity of 7million tons from its first year of operation will transform the locality which has just welcomed a new power station, in a real industrial hub of reference in the West African subregion.

With the autonomous port of Dakar, only a few relatively small vessels dock in Senegal due to the limited depth of the channel, said Aleksander Zalakosta, chief financial officer of the Senegal Minergy Port company in charge of the project.

He announces the construction in the end of Bargny-Sendou of a port of 18 meters draft, one of the deepest in Africa, he said, able to accommodate larger vessels of 120 thousand tons and more on the Senegalese coast.

The manufacturer says it expects major economic changes on import and export, including phosphate for which local companies remain very competitive because of the small size of the ships.

Large vessels could indeed influence the entire import chain up to the prices of more accessible products for the local consumer, added Zalakosta.

The new ore carrier and bulk carrier of Bargny-Sendou is structured in 3 terminals of which the first one devoted to the liquid products is an oil depot with a capacity of 2.5 million tons and a gas storage center.

The second terminal will accommodate the bulk of Senegal's mining, Matam phosphates in the North, iron, bauxite, Zircon and other East Alumina.

The third terminal is a complete industrial offer for bagged cereals, oilseeds, boiler making and the production of building materials.

Sendou lives fishing and should consolidate its social cohesion after the work according to the mayor of the locality Daouda Diaw.

Very few young people are inclined to leave their village, he said, preferring handicrafts to urban congestion in downtown Dakar.

They are a strong community of fishermen, first beneficiaries of the site for its 2,500 jobs according to the promoter.

According to Prime Minister Mohammed Abdallah Boune Dione who laid the foundation stone in December 2017, the new industrial zone will help improve Senegal's maritime opening so that its nationals can take advantage of its privileged geographical position on the edge of the continent.
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