TNPA Issues RFP for Port of Richards Bay’s South Dunes Precinct Development

The Port of Richards Bay,

The Port of Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa

The Port of Richards Bay’s South Dunes Precinct development has reached a critical stage after Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the appointment of suitable terminal operators to fund, design, develop, operate, maintain and transfer the liquid bulk and/or green fuel terminals for a concession period of 25 years.

The RFP is issued as part of Phase 1 of the South Dunes Precinct development which includes five sites identified by TNPA. The proposed liquid bulk sites within the South Dunes Precinct are aligned to the Master Plan for the Port of Richards Bay. These sites will have access to existing berths 208 and 209 and, upon demand, TNPA will prioritize the development of the proposed berth 210 to support Phase 2 of the liquid bulk terminals development.

Dr Bridgette Gasa-Toboti, TNPA KwaZulu-Natal Logistics Hub Portfolio Director said: “The South Dunes development is a major milestone towards achieving the Transnet Segment Strategy. The project prioritizes liquid bulk handling and strengthening of this sector is crucial for the development of the South African economy and furthers our intent of creating capacity for cleaner green fuels, in compliance with the international standards.”

This project is being executed under the auspices of the TNPA KwaZulu-Natal Logistics Hub Portfolio, which comprises of strategic programs seeking to expand capacity in the Ports of Durban and Richards Bay through the delivery of 31 flagship initiatives. The KZN Logistics Hub Portfolio, through execution of the KZN Port Master Plans, seeks to expand capacity in the Ports of Durban and Richards Bay.

RFP documents can be accessed from the National Treasury’s e-tender portal Click here and/or the Transnet website: Click here.

The non-compulsory RFP briefing session will be held with all interested parties in the Port of Richards Bay on Friday the 19th of January 2024 and the bid closing date is the 30th of April 2024.

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