The Ndayane port project in Senegal is set to become West Africa’s largest multifunctional port.
Financed primarily by Dubai Port World, the first phase will cost $827 million and include a 300-hectare container terminal, a 5-kilometer shipping channel, and an 840-meter quay with an 18-meter draft.
The project aims to emulate the success of Jebel Ali by transforming Ndayane into a major deepwater port.
The second phase, which will cost $290 million, will add a 410-meter quay, cargo and fishing terminals, and a ship repair facility.
This marks Senegal’s first major port development since gaining independence, with the government holding a stake in the port’s container terminal management company.