Royal HaskoningDHV reclamation project
Royal HaskoningDHV has been awarded a major design project for reclamation and shore protection in Angola’s capital city.
The new area will be created over a 10km stretch of coast in front of Luanda and will serve for the construction of the Marginal da Corimba highway, as well as a fishery port, marina and land development.
Gertjan Schaap, senior project director at Royal HaskoningDHV, said: “The main aim of this project is to improve life in Luanda, a city that faces huge infrastructure challenges caused by its rapid population increase. The new highway will reduce traffic congestion and the new fishery port will provide an improved and safe base for local fishermen – a vital trade in Angola.”
“Reclamation projects such as this are undoubtedly vital to the local economy, and we will work to ensure that we enhance society for the parties involved.”
The Marginal da Corimba project has come about because the growing number of inhabitants in the city of Luanda has driven the need to expand and provide solutions to alleviate current capacity issues, improve accessibility and stimulate economic development through investment in infrastructure.
Royal HaskoningDHV was commissioned to prepare the detailed design the 400-hectares large-scale waterfront development scheme because of its earlier involvement in the outline design phase.
The detailed design stage is scheduled to be completed in January 2018. The consortium of Urbinveste and Van Oord expect to complete construction of the reclamation which was ordered by the Angola government, mid-2019.
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