The reconstruction of the Port of Benghazi, which was totally destroyed during World War II, was one of the first projects we carried out in North Africa. The project required close organization regarding the sea approach and supplies from quarries, in a location where strong north and north-west winds and over 10m high waves prevail.
It is also worth mentioning that in this project 30-ton armor unit stabits were used for the first time worldwide, patented by Sir William Halcrow consultants and which we modified for improved efficiency.
The project included reconstruction and extensions of the port’s three moles, construction of three new deep-water quays, construction of a new oil-tanker berth in the middle harbor, 325,000 cu. yds of dredging and 800,000 cu.yds of rock filling, 12,000 30-ton stabits and an extensive road network.