Odebrecht contracts Mozambican company to carry out environmental impact study

2 June 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 2 June – Brazil’s Odebrecht, which was awarded the contract to transform the Nacala airbase in Mozambique into a civilian airport, has contracted Mozambican company Sociedade de Engenharia e Desenvolvimento (SEeD) to carry out the environmental impact study, Macauhub learned from a company source.

SEeD is a Mozambican consulting company, which has partnerships with the DHV group, of the Netherlands, a global supplier of consulting and engineering services in the transport sector, including aviation, water supply, construction, industry and planning.

The transformation of the airbase into a civilian airport will include recuperation of existing facilities and construction of new civilian facilities, in order to meet the standards of an international airport in term of quality and comfort, according to national and international civil aviation standards.

Work to transform the current airbase into an international airport is expected to cost US$112 million and take 23 months.

The project includes building passenger and cargo terminals and a control tower and the landing strip will be extended to 3,400 metres and re-surfaced.

Once the work is concluded, Nacala international airport will have capacity to process between 500,000 and 600,000 people per years and will also be able to accommodate class “D” aircraft, including Boeing 7577s and 767s. (macauhub)