Bridge Construction Water Mouth Ogooué

Contract: New Construction of a Bridge Over the Water Mouth of the Ogooué River

Background and Project

Port Gentil, the second largest city, is one of the most important ports and centres of the petroleum industry of the country. Nevertheless, at present there is no developed road link to the inland. That's why the city can be reached or supplied only by air or sea so far. The construction of the bridge over the mouth of the biggest river of Gabon, the Ogooué, in the frame of the new construction of the road, is a first step to connect Port Gentil to the hinterland. Thus transport and exchange of goods will be facilitated in the future or even just made possible, The living conditions of the inhabitants of the province Ogooué-Maritime and the population of Port Gentil will be ameliorated. Overall, the bridge and the road will play a crucial role in the economic and tourist development in Gabon.

The total length of the bridge to be built in the frame of the construction of the road from Port Gentil to Omboué, in Gabon's West, is amounting to 4,707 kms.


For this project, GAUFF Engineering has been charged with the supervision of all deliveries and services to be executed by the construction firm "China Road and Bridge Corporation - CRBC" , commissioned by the Ministry for Promotion of Investments, Construction, Transport, Settlement and Tourism Scope of Services

- Planning and consultancy services

- Engineering:

  • Evaluation of the as-is state
  • Verification of the preliminary and basic design
  • Verification of the detailed design
  • Verification of the environmental management plan

- Construction Management:

  • Supervision, control and inspection of the execution of works on site
  • Monitoring of compliance with the environmental management plan
  • Quality control of the works executed
  • Cost control
  • Verification of the as-built drawings