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Ngqura deepwater harbor

City Port Elisabeth
Country South Africa
Construction period 2008-2012

In the space of four years, HOCHTIEF Solutions, working as technical leader of a joint venture, constructed a new deepwater harbor in the Indian Ocean near Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Completed in 2012, it was an impressive project in which 13.8 million cubic meters of earth were excavated after an area measuring 300,000 square meters had been dewatered down to 20 meters below sea level. The newly constructed breakwaters alone are nearly four kilometers long. In 2008, HOCHTIEF was awarded the follow-on contract to expand the harbor by adding two berths for a container terminal.

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HOCHTIEF Engineering GmbH
Consult Infrastructure
Alfredstraße 236
45133 Essen • Germany
Tel: +49 201 824-2741
Fax.: +49 201 824-2742


HOCHTIEF Infrastructure GmbH
Opernplatz 2
45128 Essen • Germany
Tel: +49 201 824-0
Fax.: +49 201 824-2777



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