Mota-Engil, CCCC and CRBC selected for USD 2.5bi tender in Nigeria


Mota-Engil in partnership with its shareholder China Communication and Construction Corporation (CCCC) and China Road and Bridge Corporation has been pre-selected for a USD 2.5 billion tender in Nigeria.

In addition to the grouping of the Portuguese construction company, also pre-selected were China Gezhouba Group Company/ China Geo-Engineering Corporation and a grouping led by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation.

The 37-kilometer Fourth Mainland Bridge, in the Nigerian state of Lagos, will be built over a lagoon to link the rapidly growing Lekki peninsula with the airport, and will be awarded under the public-private partnership model, according to Reuters.

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The crossing, which aims to alleviate the high traffic congestion in the Nigerian city, will have three toll plazas, nine intersections and will allow for circulation at 120 kilometers per hour, according to Jubril Gawat, senior spokesman for the governor of Lagos state, quoted by Reuters.

Last year, Mota-Engil won the biggest contract in the history of the company, to design and build the Kano-Maradi railway line between Nigeria and neighbouring Niger, worth USD 1.82 billion.

This year, the consortium of which the Portuguese group is a part, which is led by Corporación América Airports, presented the best proposal to operate the international airports and cargo terminals of Abuja and Kano, the two largest cities in Nigeria, for 20 and 30 years , respectively.


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