Project Overview

In February 2013 Dawnus began the construction of the storage and shipping facility for our client, Grande Côte Operations at the Port of Dakar, Senegal. The facility will serve as the receival, storage and transfer point for the anticipated 55 million tonnes of high grade minerals being mined each year. Dawnus was contracted to carry out the erection and cladding of the main, 9,420m², product storage facility totalling 1050 tonnes of steel.

Dawnus successfully completed the erection, installation and commissioning assistance works for the mechanical elements of the project. This consisted of a railcar unloader (73t), belt and pipe conveyors (500t), radial stackers (50t), shiploaders (80t), and included the installation and splicing of over 850m of conveyor belt.

In order to successfully complete the project, Dawnus incorporated and worked closely with a number of local suppliers to procure suitable and certified plant, labour and material resources. This included Dawnus training a significant amount of local employees in lifting, plant, scaffolding and mechanical operations including the use of a number of specialist small tools; all completed by our dedicated team of plant trainers and supervisors.

Dawnus successfully completed the works in December 2013, achieving in excess of 300,000 man hours LTI free. This was seen as a massive achievement due to the challenging nature and environment of the project.

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Project Value


Contract Period

50 weeks