London, England — 12 July 2013
Kentz Corporation Limited “’ holding company of the Kentz Engineering and Construction group “’ has announced that it has been awarded for the Nacala Corridor project in northern Mozambique.
The contract has been awarded by Corredor Logistico Integrado de Nacala S.A “’ a joint venture company between Vale Mozambique Limitada (which holds 80%) and CFM, the Mozambique port and railways authority with 20%.
The Nacala Corridor project is intended to provide a logistics solution for the transportation
of coal mined at Moatize, in Tete province to the maritime terminal located in Nacala on the Indian Ocean coast, via a new 912km railway corridor.
Kentz Engineers and Constructors Limitada has been contracted to undertake the structural,
mechanical, electrical and instrumentation erection, and to provide commissioning assistance required to construct the main stock yard equipment. The company will erect 13km of interconnecting belt conveyors, as well as assemble and install 14,000 tonnes of equipment including tipplers, stackers, re-claimers and ship-loaders.
The contract is scheduled for completion in November 2014.
The US$38m contract will be executed by the Construction Business Unit which will mobilis a peak project workforce of 700 staff and field personnel. This workforce will be primarily made up of local Mozambican workers
Kentz regional managing director for Africa Carl Dyer commented: “With the award of this important project, Kentz is delighted to continue its relationship with Vale in Mozambique, in the wake of the successful completion of the Moatize Phase 1 coal mine.”
Source: Kentz Corporation Limited. For more information, click here.