Congo Iron SA and Mota‐Engil Africa, a subsidiary of Sundance Resources, have signed the Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the 52km section of the Nabeba‐Mbalam railway line to be built in the Republic of Congo (Congo‐Brazzaville) which will connect the Nabeba mine to the Cameroon railway.
International engineering and construction company Mota‐Engil Africa has been appointed as the contractor to build the US$3.5 billion port and rail infrastructure for the Mbalam‐Nabeba Iron Ore Project which straddles the border between Cameroon and Congo ‐ Brazzaville.
The signing of both contracts for Cameroon and Congo formalises the appointment of Mota‐Engil Africa as the EPC contractor to undertake the work for both the port and rail infrastructure. The rail component of the contract encompasses the entire 580 km of railway to be built in both Congo and Cameroon.
Mota-Engil Africa has extensive experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, including on-going construction of a bulk commodity railway in Malawi operated by Brazilian mining group Vale. Mota-Engil Africa’s role includes detailed design, construction, testing and commissioning of the 510 km railway from the Mbarga Mine in Cameroon to the Mineral Terminal Facility at Lolabe on the west coast of Cameroon; and the 70 kilometre rail spur line from the Nabeba Mine in the Republic of Congo to the Cameroon railway.