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Bolloré Ports and the Comoros Union extend their mutual commitments

Union of the Comoros. 28 February 2017

Olivier de Noray, Managing Director of Bolloré Ports was received on February 28th, 2017 by the President of the Union of the Comoros, His Excellency Assoumani Azali. Both parties undertook to continue performing its previous commitments and to evoke the coming projects and investments for Moroni Terminal.

Bolloré Ports Moroni Terminal

For the past five years, Bolloré Ports and its partner Cofipri ensure the management and operation of the container terminal of the port of Moroni (Moroni Terminal). A comprehensive investment plan was put in place to modernize the infrastructure and outfit the terminal with modern equipment. To date, € 8.5 million have been invested. Thanks to this investment the ship loading / unloading rates has tripled.

The President Assoumani Azali, elected in May 2016, assured Bolloré Ports of his support and declared he was ready to perpetuate the partnership. A new investment plan has been submitted to the President by Olivier de Noray. They also discuss the extension of the period of Moroni Terminal concession, initially planned for ten years "Bolloré Ports is very proud to be present in the country and wants to continue to work with the Union of Comoros" told Olivier de Noray to the reporters.

Moroni Terminal is a corporate citizen in its social management. To date, 196 people are working for the company. An employee assistance plan will be put in place by May. In terms of investment, the emphasis is on security. Video surveillance will soon be installed throughout the terminal and work is under way to increase the security of areas.

In parallel to the port projects, Olivier de Noray presented an energy storage project for three islands of the Comoros: Grande Comore, Anjouan, Mohéli. In partnership with a Canadian solar panel manufacturer, Blue Solutions, a subsidiary of the Bolloré Group, could store and retrieve the electricity needed to power the system continuously. It could also cope with peaks energy consumption times.

Moroni Terminal key figures:

  • Total wharf length: 100 m
  • Draught: -5,5 m
  • Container yard: 5,6 ha
  • Annual capacity: 20,000 TEUs