Bolloré planning to construct extension to port of Libreville

16 February 2010

The main port of Gabon may be benefiting from a major upgrading plan financed by the Bolloré Group, according to the AFP press agency.

The French group is interested in extending the port of Owendo, near Libreville.

Bolloré President for Africa Antoine Horvath made a presentation this week to the President of the Republic for an extension project of at least 300 metres.

The aim is to ease the pressure on the port, which according to him no longer meets international standards, and to meet economic demands.

Gabon’s President likewise received a visit this week with regard to infrastructures, this time relating to the energy sector, APS reports.

The Director General of Comilog, Mr. Abeké, has been reporting on the good progress with the construction work on the future metallurgical plant at Moanda.

The project consists of a silico-manganese plant with a capacity of 65,000 tonnes per year and a manganese metal plant of 20,000 tonnes per year, scheduled to go into service in 2013.

Categories: Transport

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