Port of Dakar, Senegal

Ground compaction on a backfilled area

In 2009, DP World started the construction of the “port of the future”, the third container terminal of the port of Dakar. On the same area backfilled in 2007, Menard has been selected to carry out ground compaction works. Following a soil testing campaign carried out in 2008, Menard executed 920,000 lm vibrocompaction works to a depth between 11 and 18 m.

Even if the realisation schedule was tight and the works started with a month delay, the project was finalised in less than 4 month. The teams worked with two vibrocompaction units, on a double shift basis, six days a week. Works were completed one month ahead of schedule.