Upcoming Mega Projects - Africa

Posted on 14 Oct. 2018

Location: Nigeria
Project: Mambila Hydro Power Project
Value: USD 6,000,000,000
Client: Federal Ministry of Power, Works & Housing
Website: www.works.gov.ng

Nigeria has secured the support of the Chinese President for the construction of the 3,050MW Mambila hydro power project, the largest in the country situated in Taraba state. Chinese Import-Export Bank will finance 85% of the development, with the Nigerian government contributing 15%.

The project would, on completion, stabilize the national grid between the South and North of the country. It will have considerable positive impact on electricity nationwide, productivity, employment, tourism, technology transfer, rural development, irrigation and food production in the area and beyond.

Location: Zimbabwe
Project: Harare Water and Sewer Reticulation Systems
Value: USD 1,000,000,000
Client: Harare City Council
Website: www.hararecity.co.zw

According to Harare City Council, the beginning of Harare’s water woes was traced back to a sewer pipe that burst its waste to a borehole that was used by residents in the affected areas.

In most urban areas such as Harare and Gweru, water supplies have been intermittent with residents resorting to unprotected water source. In 2008, cholera outbreak hit the country infecting 100,000 people and claimed 4,000 lives.

The mayor addressed the crisis by declaring the sewer pipes blamed for the outbreak obsolete due to their constant bursts. The central government has enough muscle to ensure the challenge is dealt with effectively.

Location: Egypt
Project: Ramla North Coast Project
Value: USD 669,295,163
Client: GEC for Real Estate Development
Website: www.gecdevelopment.com

German GEC for Real Estate Development launched Ramla North Coast project with EGP 12bn investments. The project is over 375 feddans and includes 4,800 residential units with various spaces ranging between 89 sqm and 400 sqm, besides a package of services in the project.

It is scheduled to begin the project construction in a year, where it is implemented in 10 phases within six years. German GEC acquired a plot of land in the New Administrative Capital to implement a residential project on it.

Location: Algeria
Project: Tinrhert Gas Field Development
Value: USD 600,000,000
Client: Sonatrach
Website: www.sonatrach-dz.com

Algerian state energy company Sonatrach has awarded UK oil and gas contractor Petrofac a EPC1 contract on the Tinrhert gas field development project. The scope of work includes a pipeline network of approximately 400km -long to connect 36 wells, along with commissioning, start-up and performance testing of facilities.

The Tinrhert gas field – located in Ohanet, around 1,500km southeast of the capital Algiers – produces about 5 million cubic metres a day (cm/d) of gas. Sonatrach is aiming to boost output from the field to 20 million cm/d by 2020. Algeria’s total gas output is estimated to be about 100 billion cubic metres a year, of which 55 billion is exported.

Location: Gabon
Project: Fe2 Hydro Power Project
Value: USD 209,000,000
Client: Tebian Electrical Apparatus (TBEA)
Website: www.tbea.com.cn

FE2 Hydro power project is located in the north of Gabon bordering Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. The project will have a power generation capacity of 70 megawatts in the first phase.

The Chinese fund of 180 million euros are contributed by TBEA, a company specialising in wind and solar energy. It is a direct investment in the form of a public-private partnership with the Gabonese Strategic Investment Fund; a state structure founded in 2012, to allow Gabon to diversify and develop new projects that will generate income from non-oil sectors.

Location: Kenya
Project: Development of New Roads
Value: USD 149,105,128
Client: Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development
Website: www.transport.go.ke

The project will see the 143 kilometres of tarmac laid between Modogashe-Habaswein-Samatar and Rhamu-Mandera roads. While Stanbic and China Exim Bank will fund the project to the tune of $81 million the rest will be taken care of as equity. Hass Consortium-GVR Infra Ltd was awarded a tender under Phase1 of the 10,000kms of annuity programme, and has already mobilised and will begin construction on October 1, 2018 which will be completed within 30 months.

The road will be constructed and maintained by Shandong Hi-Speed Nile Investment Company under a design-Build-Finance-Maintain and transfer contract structure under a 10-year public private partnership model.