To boost regional trade, the government of Algeria has decided to build a new commercial port at El Hamdania in the Cherchell area. When finished, this port will process 6.5 million containers and 26 million tons of goods on an annual basis. Antea Group was brought in for the validation of designs and additional studies on the port and its greater logistics area, in partnership with Ramboll.
Various Antea Group teams are working on this project, taking care of things such as numerical and physical modeling of the port while considering the climatological and wave conditions, hydrological and hydraulic modeling, including the sediment transport study of the port catchment, and studying protection works. They are also conducting water and energy demand assessments, water treatment and environmental impact assessments.
The objective of the analyses is to create the most favorable conditions for port construction work, taking into account the site’s exposure to the maritime climate, which includes the building of a new breakwater.
The El Hamdania port will connect the African continent with Europe, Southeast Asia and America. It will be a great boost for regional trade. As part of this contract, Antea Group advises the Algerian government on different aspects of the project, ranging from the design to suitable solutions for the construction.