Quebec consultants to manage construction of Algeria’s Grande Mosque
April 13, 2007
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
Dessau-Soprin of Laval has been awarded a contract to do project management for the construction of Algeria's new G...
Dessau-Soprin of Laval has been awarded a contract to do project management for the construction of Algeria’s new Grand Mosque. The mosque will be the world’s third largest after Mecca in Saudi Arabia, and Hassan II in Morocco.
The $2.2-billion project is located in the heart of the bay of Algiers in the Mohammadia commune. The mosque itself will hold up to 120,000 people and will have the largest minaret in the world, 300 metres high. Adjacent to it will be a conference centre for more than 1,500 people, three libraries, an amphitheatre, laboratory, 300-room hotel, shopping centre, and parks.
Dessau-Soprin will supply experts to support the national agency for constructing the project, which is to be carried out over 76 months.
In announcing their role in the project, Jean-Pierre Sauriol, president and chief executive officer of Dessau Soprin, said they expected it to give rise to at least 100 jobs.
Dessau-Soprin is already active in Algeria, working on 10 projects in the transportation and building sectors.