Besix, Mota-Engil to build 4.6km-long wharf for Mozambique LNG terminal

Belgian contractor Besix and Portugal’s Mota-Engil will build a 4.6km-long wharf – one of the world’s longest – and other marine infrastructure for Total’s $20bn liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal under construction in Mozambique.

They will also build five berths and mooring facilities for the largest LNG ships in the engineering, procurement and construction contract.

Work is to start imminently at the site near the coastal town of Palma on the Indian Ocean.

The JV, called CCS, has been working on the design since tendering began in 2014, said Besix, noting that it had built 10 big jetty structures around the world in the last 15 years.

"Our full BIM integration will also benefit the functional objectives and the entire life cycle of the project," said Fabian Boucher, director of Besix’s engineering department.

"These marine facilities are high-end infrastructures that we are particularly proud to design and to build on the African continent, in Mozambique."

Earlier this month, gunmen attacked a vehicle carrying workers engaged in building the LNG terminal, killing eight. The workers were employed by Fenix Construction. 

Image: Besix’s render of the 4.6km-long wharf to be built for Total’s $20bn LNG terminal in Mozambique

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