FEASIBILITY STUDY OF THE ISLAND CONTAINER TERMINAL


Aperçu

  • Référence: P-MU-DD0-001
  • Date d’approbation: 27/05/2015
  • Date de début: 26/05/2016
  • Date d'évaluation: 15/12/2014
  • Statut: ApprouvéAPVD
  • Agence d'implémentation: MAURITIUS PORTS AUTHORITY
  • Emplacement: Port Louis

Description

Project Objective The main objective of this assignment is to assess the possibility of constructing a breakwater structure to create a tranquil basin and incorporate island reclamation on its leeward side in the English Channel. The assessment is to be carried out through a model study to determine the scope of the breakwater project, to assess the cost of construction of the structure of the proposed breakwater and establish whether or not the investment will be commensurate with the cost of the assets/infrastructure and the proposed development (extension of container terminal) that need to be protected against adverse weather conditions. Moreover, the impact of the development on the residential areas at Baie du Tombeau, Bird Estuary, Fishing activities, and the Fish landing station at Roche Bois need to be assessed.

Project Description The Study will comprise: 1)Review of existing studies 2)Preparation of layout of the Island Container Terminal 3)Numerical simulations (tranquility conditions, ship maneuvering) 4)Engineering Investigations (topographic survey; geotechnical survey; bathymetric survey; water quality survey; ecosystem survey; and water level survey) 5)Preliminary design of facilities (breakwater, quay wall, slope protection, soil improvement technique (as needed), pavement of yard, terminal road, and access bridge) 6)Physical modelling test 7)Revision of the preliminary design 8)Cost estimates for the Island Container Terminal 9)Economic and financial analysis 10)Preliminary Assessment of Environmental and Social Impacts 11)Recommendations for project implementation


Objectifs

The main objective of this assignment is to assess the possibility of constructing a breakwater structure to create a tranquil basin and incorporate island reclamation on its leeward side in the English Channel. The assessment is to be carried out through a model study to determine the scope of the breakwater project, to assess the cost of construction of the structure of the proposed breakwater and establish whether or not the investment will be commensurate with the cost of the assets/infrastructure and the proposed development (extension of container terminal) that need to be protected against adverse weather conditions. Moreover, the impact of the development on the residential areas at Baie du Tombeau, Bird Estuary, Fishing activities, and the Fish landing station at Roche Bois need to be assessed.


Justificatif

The Bank assistance for the Study will be the first intervention for the transport sector in Mauritius since the South Eastern Highway Project which was approved in 2001 (except the MIC grant for the review of Outline Planning Scheme which is more like urban planning). The Study will be the first comprehensive study on the Island Container Terminal project which will bring large impact on the country's economy. Mauritius is a Middle-income country, but still has capacity constraints in terms of planning and implementation of a study for such a big project. Therefore, the Bank assistance for this study through MIC grant will be timely and relevant.


Bénéfices

The study will enable the Government of Mauritius (GoM) to confirm the viability of the Island Container Terminal which was planned but no technical study has been conducted. The output of the study will facilitate the GoM to proceed to a number of next actions, such as consultation with stakeholders, further studies including ESIA, seeking funds, consideration of private sector involvement, Government's endorsement of project implementation, detailed engineering design, preparation of bidding documents, compensation, so that the Island Container Terminal will be developed in good time which will be crucial for the economy of the country.


Contacts clés

TUTT Michelle Natasha - OITC2


Coûts

Source Montant
MICFUAC 1.180.000
GovernementUAC 70.000
TotalUAC 1.250.000