José Pycke already works twenty years for Jan De Nul and is responsible for the workshop in Aalst. The workshop has 70 employees, spread over several departments, almost half are welders but we also have plenty of machine operators, electricians…Read more
Ignace Stols: “There is fierce competition between West African ports to be chosen as main port by shipping companies. Most of these ports had a depth of 12-13 metre, they are now moving to 15-16 metre. It is a tough race. Only those that are ready first and succeed in convincing the shipping companies will profit.”
“This project is unique in its kind as it is a 100% Jan De Nul project. It was also a very ambitious project because the port was deepened to 16 metre and considerably extended. At the end of the project, there will be a completely new port. Our comprehensive project has put Takoradi on the map.”
"This is a 100% Jan De Nul project"
A project such as in Takoradi is very capital-intensive. Governments may well have the vision to expand their ports, often their budgets are inadequate. Mathias Van De Vijver, Financial Manager, explains how Jan De Nul can still realise these projects…Read more
The total quay wall height is up to 20.7 metres, with at low tide 3.2 metre above and 17.5 metre below water. It is built of 4,000 concrete blocks each of 50 tonnes, all made on site. When stacking the concrete blocks, these are aligned alternately.…Read more
The project in Takoradi started in 2012; today, it is almost 90% complete. Filip Morobé, Area Director Africa: “What makes this project special, is that there has been no call for tenders. The Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority (GPHA) has…Read more
Apart from wood, Takoradi mainly exports cocoa, bauxite and magnesium. The port is also the central pivot for all supplies to Jubilee Field, a huge offshore oil field west of Takoradi. Another part of the cargo entering the port is intended for countries…Read more