Eiffage SA, one of Europe’s leading civil engineering companies, has become the general builder of Anaklia deep sea port, Georgia Today has reported.
The French company will be the general contractor of the Anaklia Development Consortium and team up with Switzerland’s ABB and Georgian construction firm CRP to carry out construction work at the port.
As general contractor, Eiffage will employ a total of 1,500 people in the initial phase of the construction project, with 90 per cent being local employees.
The Anaklia port was launched as a joint US-Georgian venture to create a new, deepwater sea port on the Black Sea. The first phase of the port is set to be fully operational by December 2020 with a handling capacity of 10,000 vessels.