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Mombasa Port Development Project, Kenya (2009 to 2016)

Employer : Kenya Ports Authority, Government of Kenya
Location : Mombasa, Coast Province, Kenya

The Government of Kenya (GOK) undertakes structural reform in various sectors and focus on poverty reduction through economic growth driven by infrastructure improvement. Above all, the development project of Mombasa Port is given the high priority. Mombasa Port is the only international commercial port in Kenya and the most essential port of East Africa. It plays roles of not only the gateway port of Kenya, but also the hub port in the area, dealing with the transit cargos to the landlocked countries in central Africa such as Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda. In 2000 the GOK requested the Government of Japan (GOJ) to extend an ODA loan for “Mombasa Port Container Terminal Expansion Project (Project)” which was based on the recommendations by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). In consideration of recent significant growth of cargos in the port and needs for its capacity expansion, the GOJ has applied a facility of Special Assistance for Project Formation (SAPROF) to form the project properly in a shortest possible time. JPC has conducted this SAPROF study as Prime Consultant in 2006, recommending the development of a new container terminal with such facilities and equipment as detailed below. The GOJ and GOK have concluded in 2007 a Japanese ODA Loan Agreement to cover the costs of construction works, equipment procurement, and consulting services required for the project. JPC is currently performing its engineering and supervisory services for the project as Prime Consultant.

Major port facilities and equipment to be provided under the project include :
– Access channel and turning basins with marker buoys;
– Revetment 1 (881 m long);
– Revetment 2 (140 m long);
– Berth No. 20 (11 m deep, 201 m long, 21 m wide);
– Berth No. 21 (15 m deep, 350 m long, 30 m wide);
– Small boat berth (4.5 m deep, 283 m long, 15 m wide);
– Light beacon for berth Nos. 20 and 21;
– Container yard;
– Trunk road (8 lanes, 14,000 m long, 37.5 m wide);
– Port access road (6 lanes, 2,242 m long, 33 m wide);
– Connection road (5 lanes, 940 m long, 23.5 m wide);
– Railway terminals and connections;
– Port security system;
– Port administration office and other port buildings;
– 50-ton quayside container cranes (2 units); and
– 40.6-ton transfer cranes (4 units).