Willemen Groep
Boerenkrijgstraat 133, BE - 2800 Mechelen
tel +32 15 569 965,
Container terminal - Tangier

Project Details

Industrial & logistics
Civil Engineering
Railway infrastructure & stations
Road construction
General roadworks
(Air)port works

Franki Construct
Willemen Infra

Tangier MA

APM Terminals

Temporary partnership
Willemen Infra, Cosimco, Franki Construct

Construction period 
2 years 2 months

Start work 

End of work 


The Dutch company APM Terminals has awarded the construction of a new container terminal for APM Terminals Tangier MedPort to a conglomeration of four companies of the Willemen Groep. The companies being Aswebo, Aannemingen Van Wellen, Franki Construct and Cosimco. The terminal will be built on a site of 60 hectares and will have a quay length of 1.200 meters. It will be the first automated container terminal in Africa.

The project consists of four ‘packages’. Package A consists of all road and sewerage works, the construction of  the pipes for utilities and the pavement and fence works. Also the installation of  the ARMG rails is included in the first lot. These are necessary to move the containers automatically to and from the terminal.

Package B includes the construction of the 1.200 meters long crane beam, on which the hoisting cranes will be placed. The crane beam is built on 403 poles with a diameter of 1,35 meters and a length of no less than 24 meters. The poles are drilled in the rock face to a depth of 9 meters. This package also contains all concrete works and formworks.

Package C includes the construction of all utilities for the entire site. The construction of all buildings (Office building and maintenance workshops) of the terminal and the equipment of the gas station and canopies are in package D. All buildings will be delivered completely finished and ready for use.


Kartuizersweg 1
2550 Kontich (Belgium)
tel +32 3 450 77 00

Since 2005, Cosimco has been part of Willemen Groep, the largest family construction group in Belgium.
Franki Construct

Kartuizersweg 1
2550 Kontich (Belgium)
tel +32 3 821 16 80

Since 1998 Franki Construct has been part of Willemen Groep, the largest family construction group in Belgium.
Willemen Infra

Booiebos 4
9031 Drongen (Belgium)
tel + 32 9 282 60 30

Willemen Infra is a leading, Belgian road construction company with a regional presence in both Flanders and Wallonia. An important asset is that we have all aspects of the construction process under our own management and thus fully control the execution. Moreover, our team of 1,000 well-trained and experienced employees are willing to work at night and over the weekend to make sure they get everything done in time. In addition, thanks to our own COPRO-certified production and recycling sites, we are one of the leading producers for asphalt and road concrete.