New jetty in port of Cabinda, Angola, built by Chinese company, is already 120 metres long

23 June 2011

Cabinda, Angola, 23 June – The new jetty at the port of Cabinda in Angola, work on which started at the beginning of this year, is already 120 metres long out of the total 319 metres that it will be when the project is finally delivered, the spokesman for the Board of Directors of the port’s management company, Calú Barroso said Tuesday.

Construction of the jetty is in the hands of Chinese company China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC), a state company with its headquarters in Beijing.

Barroso also told Angolan news agency Angop that geotechnical and bathymetric surveys on the docking and manoeuvring area had been concluded and that the first phase of the project was due to finish in September.

The conclusion of the surveys, the spokesman said, would allow dredging work to be carried out next to the port facility.

The jetty, which will be 319 metres long and 12 metres wide, will make it possible for two large ships, with draughts of between 8 and 10 metres, to dock at the same time. (macauhub)