The government of Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) has teamed up with Belgian construction firm Besix Group to build a multi-storey tower that stands among the tallest buildings in Africa.
Dubbed the F Tower, the building is designed to be a 373.2m-high concrete structure with its highest point set at 385.8m high. It hopes to clinch the title of the tallest building in Africa from Leonardo – a 227-meter-tall, 56-floor mixed use development that recently opened in Sandton, South Africa.
The F Tower’s developer, PFO Africa awarded BESIX the site management as well as the civil engineering works of the project. The F Tower is also supported by the Ivorian Ministry of Construction, Housing and Urban Planning, is an initiative of the Ivory Coast, the leading economic power in French-speaking Africa.
BESIX is extremely proud to participate in the construction of the F Tower. This is our second contract in Ivory Coast, a country that offers a favourable business environment and is economically dynamic. In PFO Africa, the leading construction company in Ivory Coast, we have found a high quality partner. Together we were already building one of the largest drinking water production plants in West Africa. We look forward to strengthening this alliance by participating in the construction of a building as iconic as the F Tower.
Pierre Sironval, Deputy CEO of BESIX Group
The works to be carried out by BESIX started in July 2021, with the launch of the structural works on the basis of the existing foundations. The F Tower, whose architecture was designed by Pierre Fakhoury, is located in the Plateau district, in the heart of Abidjan. Included in the urban development plans since 1970, the F Tower is the sixth tower of the city’s Administrative City.
BESIX’s strength lies in its ability to carry out the most technically complex works, including buildings, ports and terminals, and environmental infrastructure. Our group owes this to the expertise developed by its internal Engineering department, as well as to the experience accumulated over the last 110 years in Europe, Africa and the Middle East in particular.
Philippe Dessoy, General Manager Business Development