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Baia de Luanda Urban Rehabilitation

Our Role

SMEC provided concept and feasibility studies, detailed design and technical supervision. SMEC’s scope of work included:

  • Research of the environmental, geotechnical and marine conditions
  • Assessment of all engineering services
  • Concept development
  • Urban planning
  • Financial and technical feasibility studies
  • Detailed studies and investigations
  • Design and documentation of roads and bridges, water and sewer services electrical reticulation and lighting, stormwater drainage and irrigation systems, solid waste and sewer pump stations
  • Emergency Power Generation
  • Technical supervision during construction.

Project Overview

The main objective of the Baia de Luanda Project was to improve the Central Business District (CBD) of Luanda.

This was achieved through:

  • The provision of accessible public open spaces on reclaimed land
  • Extending the shoreline
  • Improving the local environment
  • Environmental clean-up of contaminated sediments in the Bay
  • Upgrading public and private transport and services infrastructure
  • Potential for development of commercial and residential accommodation

The reclamation of land was achieved by dredging around the proposed development and using the dredged material for land reclamation. The dredging work included the removal of contaminated sediments from a heavily polluted area of the Bay and provided the potential for a new marine public transport system.

Repairs to stormwater and sewage infrastructure were also undertaken, thereby preventing recurring pollution of the Bay.

Technical Area:
Built Environment
Government of Angola

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