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MPDC Opens Tender for DP World Maputo Expansion Project

MPDC Opens Tender for DP World Maputo Expansion Project

The Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) recently announced the publication of the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) tender for phase 1 of the expansion of the Maputo Port container terminal (operated by a consortium led by DP World, a global supply chain and logistics leader).

According to a press release made public this Monday, 1 July, by the Carta de Moçambique news portal, the tender marks the start of the container terminal expansion works, which were announced last February following the extension of the Port of Maputo concession contract, namely an increase from the current 255,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) to 530,000 TEU.

According to the press release, the tender, which is being extended to pre-selected contractors, begins phase 1 of the expansion project. The plan involves comprehensive development in several key areas, such as civil, mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructure (comprehensive rehabilitations to modernise and improve the efficiency of existing facilities); quay and container yard equipment (supply and installation of state-of-the-art quay and container yard equipment to increase operational capacity); and ancillary works (development of access roads, gate complexes and other essential support structures to facilitate operations).

The document points out that the new quay will undergo significant widening and an expansion to the west of the existing coal quay, resulting in a total length of 650 metres for phase 1. This extension will allow the installation of three Super Post Panamax Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes, significantly increasing the terminal’s handling capacity.

Upon completion, before the end of 2026, the expanded terminal will have a capacity of 530,000 TEU, positioning Maputo as a hub in the regional maritime network. “This expansion is expected to boost economic growth, improve commercial capacities and create numerous job opportunities,” reads the statement.


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