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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.

Willemen Infra came into being on 1 July 2018 as a result of the merger between Aswebo, Aannemingen Van Wellen and the infrastructure department of Kumpen and is a leading road builder and asphalt and concrete manufacturer.

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

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


Project Details

Tanger, Tangier, Morocco
APM Terminals
Temporary partnership 
Willemen Infra, Cosimco, Franki Construct
Construction period
2 years 2 months
Start work
End of work