French Eiffage to build Anaklia port

French Eiffage to build Anaklia port

French construction company Eiffage will be the key contractor of the Anaklia Development Consortium to carry out the first phase of construction work of the Anaklia Deep Sea Port with Swiss ABB and Georgian CRP, the Anaklia Development Consortium said.

"The competition had several stages and finally Eiffage was selected by the Anaklia Development Consortium. The company is among the top five European construction companies with more than 100,000 completed, important projects worldwide," cited the consortium as saying.

90% of the 1,500 people employed by Eiffage during the construction will be Georgians.

Anaklia Deep Sea Port is scheduled to open in 2020 and will be built over the course of nine phases.

The total investment volume of the project is expected to reach $2.5 billion.