In Equatorial Guinea, Luba Freeport is an essential marine offshore supply base hub for the West Africa Oil and Gas industry.
Royal HaskoningDHV has assisted with several schemes dating back over a decade and most recently were approached by Lonrho, the owners of the Port, to produce tender documentation for a new 150m long x 30m wide quay extension with associated paving, rock armour, drainage, ducting and quay furniture.
The challenges for this project included difficult ground conditions, a lack of ground data and the potential for seismic activity, combined with high mobilisation costs for suitable equipment from the mainland.
To overcome these challenges, we discussed the procurement strategy with the Client and recommended a design and construct form of contract with flexibility on the form of construction for the quay, and a minimum schedule of geotechnical investigations as part of the contractors commission. We then produced detailed tender documentation for the extension, including contract conditions, employer’s requirements and technical specifications.
Our team assisted with the financial and technical review of tenders received, including chairing tenderer meetings and producing reports identifying any high cost and risk items.