Sacyr Somague Moçambique, in consortium with Teixeira Duarte, has been awarded the contract for the construction of phases one and two of the port facilities of the Nacala Port Development Project in Mozambique, the Sacyr Somague group reported.
The contract amounts to US$123.2 million and the “purchase order has already been issued for the beginning of the work, which will run for 36 months,” said Sacyr Somague in a statement, noting that the official ceremony to lay the first stone was held on 3 October.
During this ceremony, the Minister of Transport and Communications Carlos Mesquita recalled that this project, which has funding of US$273.6 million from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will have a impact on the region in social and economic terms.
“The work consists essentially of construction work for a new dock, 400 metres long, in reinforced concrete, dredging and landfill with materials from dredging, a 1-kilometre access road, and eight hectares of concrete pavement in the construction of the administrative buildings to support the operation of the port of Nacala and the recovery of the container terminal,” the document said.
With this contract, Sacyr Somague continues its long-standing presence in Mozambique, which goes back to construction of the Port of Beira in 1963.