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Bollore Says It Won Ivorian Terminal Bid With Bouygues, Maersk

Bollore SA, Bouygues SA (EN) and A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S won a bid to build and run a second container terminal at the port of Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s commercial capital, an official from Bollore said.

The group bid 122 million euros ($158 million) for concession rights and 14 million euros for annual operating fees, according to the official, who asked not to be identified before an announcement is made. An official from CMA CGM SA, a competing bidder based in Marseille, and another from the port authority confirmed the result.

Construction of the terminal, to be built in a public- private partnership with the state of Ivory Coast, will cost 300 million euros to 500 million euros, according to the port- authority official, who said the local authorities are expected to announce the result publicly before the end of the week.

Bollore (BOL), based in Puteaux, France, already operates the first terminal at the port, which is Ivory Coast’s main harbor and also serves landlocked neighbors Burkina Faso and Mali.

To contact the reporters on this story: Baudelaire Mieu in Abidjan at bmieu@bloomberg.net; Olivier Monnier in Abidjan at omonnier@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at asguazzin@bloomberg.net.

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