PRESS RELEASE : BOLLORÉ TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS SENEGAL TRANSPORTS AN OUTSIZE METAL STRUCTURE AS PART OF THE GTA PROJECT

In April this year, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Senegal shipped a large metal structure on behalf of Eiffage GC Marine Senegal as part of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) project.

This special convoy, 14.1 m long, 4.6 m wide and 6.9 m high, set off from the ro-ro terminal at Dakar Terminal and took the Arsenal – Route de Rufisque route to the customer’s site at mole 8 of the Dakar Port Authority.

The logistics operations were scheduled to take place at night to avoid inconveniencing road users. A special arrangement was also put in place with Senegal’s national electricity company, Senelec, to ensure that the equipment was transported in the safest possible manner.

Also worthy of note is the impressive achievement of Bolloré Transport & Logistics Senegal’s customs agents in completing the clearance formalities in less than 6 hours. The logistics teams then took over and worked with Dakar Terminal agents to manage the handling operations and the transport of the metal structure.

This operation was a complete success thanks to our teams’ perfect coordination. It demonstrates once again our expertise in the field of transporting outsize loads. The GTA project is a major project which will mobilise a significant number of local resources to enable its completion and the smooth running of operations. A first step has been taken with the delivery of this non-standard equipment, and other operations of various kinds are expected to follow soon, has declared Mohamed Diop, Regional Director Atlantic Africa at Bolloré Transport & Logistics.

The GTA project is one of the most important gas development projects currently under way in West Africa, located on the maritime border between Senegal and Mauritania. Phase 1 of the project is currently under development and will produce 2.5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year from 2023. 

About Bolloré Transport & Logistics Senegal

Bolloré Transport Logistics Senegal is the country’s leading integrated logistics network with some 1,000 employees in the Dakar, Kaolack and Kidira agencies. It operates in the areas of transport commission, maritime agency, consignment, port handling and multimodal logistics. A specialist in logistics and major industrial and mining projects, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Senegal is also an expert in the field of transporting heavy items and special convoys, and in added-value storage. The company offers a diversified range of services and provides a support base for the countries in the sub-region, for projects with structural impact, and plays a key role in opening up countries.

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