Upcoming Mega Projects - Africa


Posted on 01 Sep. 2019

ZIMBABWE

Project: Multi-model Logistic Hub in Kanyemba
Value: USD 160,000,000
Client: Mbire Rural District Council
Website: www.mbirerdc.co.zw

Zura Consulting, which has a subsidiary in Southern Africa and is a leading service provider and supplier in the logistics, energy and development fields, applied for the project which will link Zimbabwe and its neighbouring countries, Zambia and Mozambique.

The project will change the face of one of the least developed districts in Zimbabwe - Mbire. Once completed, it will also enhance trade between Zimbabwe and its two neighbours - Zambia and Mozambique - as well as countries in the Central African region. The logistic hub will also provide a shorter alternative route to Chirundu Border Post as it has the capacity to handle more traffic. When it commences, the project will have two phases, with US$10 million being injected in the first phase.

The first phase, with a time frame of 18 months, will see the installation of a ferry, as well as the improvement of the landing bay which is being constructed by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development. A solar plant will be erected to power the border area, while a fuel depot will be constructed to ensure constant supplies of fuel to the ferry. The ferry, which is called RORO (Roll On, Roll Off), will be the first of its kind in Africa as it has the capacity to ferry both bulk goods and people simultaneously across the Zambezi River. It can carry up to 30×30-tonne trucks at once.

The second phase, which has a budget of $150 million, will see the installation of additional ferries, expansion of the fuel depot, designation of special economic zones, construction of a polytechnic and provision of information technology facilities. The project has a time frame of 24 months.


NIGERIA

Project: Kano Economic City Development
Value: USD 461,000,000
Client: Kano State Government
Website: www.kanostate.gov.ng

The development is a joint venture between the Kano State government and Brains and Hammers Company, under Public Private Partnership (PPP). The Economic City of Kano has been designed to have 10,000 shops in phase one, 38 world class warehouses, 280 Trailer Parks spaces, Inland Container Land (ICL) with 200 Trucks capacity spaces and 202 Trucks Parking Spaces.

The development will also be housed to 43 Grain Silos in place, 4 filling stations out of which 2 will be mega stations and the remaining will be normal stations. There will be spaces for large scale industries for processing leather, meat, and identified commodities in a modern way.

Pharmaceutical areas also are provided within the marketplace for drug marketers, whereas hospitals also are a part of the structures being erected within the marketplace for quick access to the health care delivery system. Similarly, the economic town boast of police stations. Governor urged the contractors to speed up construction works for quick take off of the market and further commended the plan for providing 24-hour electricity on the development.


EGYPT

Project: Wind Farm in Suez Gulf
Value: USD 325,000,000
Client: National Renewable Energy Authority (NERA)
Website: www.energyegypt.net

The farm’s capacity will be 250 megawatts, and that it is located in the Suez Gulf. The estimated cost of the project is $325 million, and it is expected to generate 2 billion kWh annually, saving up to 420,000 tons of fuel and reducing CO2 emissions by 1.1 million. That is in addition to creating thousands of direct and indirect jobs, while and after executing the project, which is scheduled to come into force by June 2022. 

The construction of the first wind farm operating in the BOO (build, own, operate) system will start in October as a partnership between the private sector and the National Renewable Energy Authority (NERA). The investor is Lekela Power, a renewable power generation company that delivers utility-scale projects across Africa.


ETHIOPIA

Project: Industrial Park Construction in Adama City
Value: USD 300,000,000
Client: Government of Ethiopia
Website: www.ethiopia.gov.et

Construction of the park, located in Adama city, 99 km southeast of Addis Ababa, could start before the end of 2019. Chinese government concessional loans will fund 85 percent needed to build the industrial park while the rest will come from the Ethiopian government.

The planned industrial park will focus on attracting firms engaged in equipment manufacturing. Work is being done to conclude land acquisition and financing-related procedures. With the help from Chinese finance and expertise, it will be the second industrial park in Adama city which is a key commercial hub in central Ethiopia.


SOUTH AFRICA

Project: The Modern
Value: USD 98,000,000
Client: Ingenuity Property
Website: www.ingenuityproperty.com

According to developers, Ingenuity Property, the building will be located on the corner of Bree, Loop and Hans Strijdom Avenue, and will combine the old with a new ‘post-modern’ style. The building will feature a high-rise glass structure on top of a podium base, with a ‘twist’ to the facade, adding shape.

It will offer 24 luxury apartments, a 230 room 5-star hotel, and 814 square metres of retail space. The development will also offer over 10,000 square metres of premium office space.


EGYPT 

Project: Eastern Purification Treatment Plant Upgrade
Value: USD 58,300,000
Client: Alexandria Sanitary and Drainage Company (ASDCO)

The work is being carried out by the French company Suez International and the Egyptian company Arab Contractors Company and Engineer (ArabCo). The latter will enhance the capacity of the wastewater treatment plant by building four new tanks 36 m in diameter and 23 m high. They will allow the collection of sludge from wastewater treatment. Suez and ArabCo will also build a boiler building, a gas tank and a gas treatment unit.

According to ArabCo, the work should be completed in two phases. Initially, the focus will be on improving the performance and increasing the efficiency of the plant, as well as treating the sludge produced by the plant with biogas, while the second phase will aim to reduce the environmental impact of wastewater treatment products. Completion of this work is expected by 2020. At that time, the Eastern Purification Treatment Plant should be able to treat 800,000 m3 of water per day. Waste from wastewater treatment will be used to produce biogas for electricity generation. 


UGANDA

Project: Car Assembly Plant
Value: USD 263,000,000
Client: Kiira Motors Corporation
Website: www.kiiramotors.com

Annual output is initially envisaged at 5,000 vehicles and will reach 150,000 units with the assembly of buses, trucks, pick-ups and sports utility vehicle. Uganda will invest $40 million in the first phase of a $263-million vehicle-assembly plant with the view of starting production by mid-2021 to tap rising demand in the East African community region.

The plant is expected to produce 5,000 cars a year in Phase one and this capacity will be extended to 150,000 cars (buses, trucks, pick-ups and sports utility vehicles) when the project is fully completed. The market is mainly supplied with used cars displaying that there is a need for new cars in the region. The combined market for passenger and commercial vehicles in the EAC States (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi) could double in the next 13 years to almost 630,000 a year.


EGYPT

Project: Pier and Grains Terminal 
Value: USD 200,000,000
Client: Canal Sugar
Website: www.alkhaleejsugar.ae

Canal Sugar, owned by Dubai-based Al Khaleej Sugar Refinery, plans to build a pier and grains terminal in Egypt’s port city of Damietta. The new terminal will have a discharge capacity of 3,000 tonnes of grains per hour. The company expects to finalise a contract with the government for the pier and terminal by the end of the year. The project will be partially self-financed, while the remaining funds will come from infrastructure financing institutions.


LIBERIA

Project: Coastal Highway Road
Value: USD 50,000,000
Client: Ministry of Public Works
Website: www.mpw.gov.lr

Construction of the park, located in Adama city, 99 km southeast of Addis Ababa, could start before the end of 2019. Chinese government concessional loans will fund 85 percent needed to build the industrial park while the rest will come from the Ethiopian government.

The planned industrial park will focus on attracting firms engaged in equipment manufacturing. Work is being done to conclude land acquisition and financing-related procedures. With the help from Chinese finance and expertise, it will be the second industrial park in Adama city which is a key commercial hub in central Ethiopia.

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