MINT – Limbe Deep Seaport – South-West Region - Project Profile
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The Ministry of Transport of Cameroon (MINT) is undertaking the construction of Limbe Deep Seaport project in Cameroon.
The project involves the extension and modernization of a deepwater port on 50ha of land and a depth of 17m with a capacity to handle 200,000 containers per year. It is being implemented in phases.
The first phase will be developed with an investment of US$72 million.
It includes the construction of container terminals, conventional terminals, walk terminal berths, a cement plant, access trestle & causeway, a marine wharf, a ship loading facility, marine outfalls, water supply system, a quay wall, warehouses, office buildings and other related infrastructure.
Korea Port Engineering Corp. and Smart Engineers Nest were appointed to undertake feasibility study and Glotech Marine Ltd as consulting engineer.
In February 2010, feasibility study was completed.
The project is being undertaken on public-private partnership (PPP) mode on build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis.
On November 1, 2013, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the government of Cameroon and Korean company Limbe Port Industrial Development Corp. (LIPID) for the development of the project. LIPID will have the right to operate the deep sea port for 30 years.
The project will be financed 70% by the Korean LIPID and 30% by the government of Cameroon.
In November 2013, an environmental study was launched by the Ministry of Environment of Cameroon, which conducted public hearings from November 18, 2013 to November 23, 2013.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Turkish Exim Bank will provide US$602 million for the project.
In October 2016, State of Cameroon has decided to return to the initial option, and will be constructing the project at Limbe.
The project is facing delay due to funding issues.
The project involves the construction of a deepwater port on 50ha of land with a capacity to handle 200,000 containers per year at Isongo in Limbe, Cameroon.
The US$831 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of container terminals
2. Construction of conventional terminals & block terminal
3. Construction of walk terminals
4. Construction of access trestle & causeway
5. Construction of a marine wharf
6. Construction of a ship loading facility
7. Construction of dust collection systems
8. Installation of an automated portal scraper
9. Construction of settlement pond for storm water
10. Construction of a wash down water facility
11. Construction of marine outfalls
12. Construction of a cement plant
13. Construction of personnel building, maintenance and storage buildings
14. Construction of a water supply system
15. Construction of a natural gas system
16. Construction of sewage systems
17. Construction of berths
18. Construction of a quay wall
19. Construction of access roads
20. Installation of an automated railcar unloading system