NIRAS wins contract for development of Tanga port and national port masterplan for Tanzania
NIRAS has signed a contract for study and design of a new oil terminal and expansion of Tanzania’s second largest port in Tanga. The agreement includes a masterplan for the strategic development of the ports of Tanzania during the next 25 years, the company said in its release.
NIRAS is heading an international consortium that has just signed a major deal with Tanzania Ports Authority to create a masterplan for the strategic development of the ports in the East African country 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.
NIRAS will lead the study and design of the upgrading of the existing Port of Tanga, the second largest port in the country. The port project also encompasses the construction of a new fully fledged oil terminal in Tanga, which is a hub for rail and ship traffic in northern Tanzania.
NIRAS has formed a consortium consisting of ANOVA Consult from Tanzania, MTBS from the Netherlands and ILF from Germany. The construction phase is expected to start in a year, and the expansion of the Port of Tanga is projected to have a duration of two and a half years.
On November 18, the consortium entered into the contract with Tanzania Ports Authority, which is the governing body and owner of all ports in Tanzania, including international ports, coastal ports, river ports and dry ports that hold inland container depots.
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.
In addition, NIRAS has created national port masterplans for Nigeria and Liberia. Recently, NIRAS also won a large contract for the construction of a new port in The Maldives.