NIRAS wins Tanzanian port masterplan contract

NIRAS is heading a consortium that will upgrade Tanzanian ports Photo: NIRAS NIRAS is heading a consortium that will upgrade Tanzanian ports Photo: NIRAS
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NIRAS is heading an international consortium that has just signed a deal with Tanzania Ports Authority for the strategic development of the country’s ports during the next 25 years.

Tanzania has three international ports, with Dar es Salaam being the largest. Recent developments in the region has made it necessary to expand both Port of Mtwara in the south and Port of Tanga in the north to meet increased demands for international port capacity.

“This agreement provides us with a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of the ports of Tanzania,” explained NIRAS senior vice president, Carsten Heine Lund. “We will strive to make the port projects sustainable elements of the Tanzanian port infrastructure, while contributing in a positive manner to the economic development of the country.”

NIRAS will lead the study and design of the upgrading of the existing Port of Tanga, the second largest port in the country and has formed a consortium comprising ANOVA Consult from Tanzania, MTBS from the Netherlands and ILF from Germany. The 30 month construction phase is expected to start in a year.

In the past, NIRAS has been assigned to a variety of port infrastructure projects in Africa, including terminals for containers, iron ore, and oil and gas. Projects have been completed in Mombasa in Kenya, Lomé in Togo, Port of Berbera in Somalia, and Buchanan and Freeport in Liberia.

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