Hatch expands Transnet Port of Durban entrance

Expansion of the entrance to the Port of Durban will allow for increased container traffic carrying commodities in and out of South Africa

The entrance to the Port of Durban, South Africa, is being deepened and expanded to accommodate larger ocean-going vessels carrying commodities both in and out of South Africa. 

Projected container traffic at the port is expected to grow between 8 and 11 percent per year until at least 2012.

The harbor entrance targeted depth is 19 metres in the outer channel decreasing to 16 metres in the harbor. The minimum navigation width will be 220 metres.

Hatch and its joint-venture partners, Mott MacDonald and Goba, are providing full EPCM services for the port and other related infrastructure projects, which are part of Transnet's
$10-billion capital expansion program. 

For further information, please contact Sven Heiner: SHeiner@hatch.co.za





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