After a long phase of finalizing the detailed planning, the call for tenders for construction of the OSCM started on 7 February 2014. A month later, on 7 March, 13 companies interested in this project were invited to visit the future premises of the Centre in direct neighborhood to the INDP. The deadline for submitting proposals was 24 March, with 11 companies going into the race.
Presently, a committee consisting of members of the MIEM (Cape Verde Ministry of Infrastructure and Maritime Economy), the INDP and GEOMAR, is engaged with evaluating the proposals and choosing a finalist. The construction of the OSCM and the Foundation Stone Ceremony will presumably take place in early June.
First preparatory steps can already be seen.
The old CVOO labs have been demolished (on an interim basis lab equipment
will be allocated inside the INDP), the INDP site has been cleaned and all
containers have been put into row next to the INDP entrance.
Before… … and current status
To accompany the building during construction, a web cam will be installed on the roof of the INDP, soon allowing you to get live views of the ongoing works. If you would like to learn more about facts, floor plans and views, please feel welcome to visit our CVOO Website: http://cvoo.geomar.de/index.php?id=89.