Brazil’s Arcadis Logos signs contract to manage construction of Nacala coal terminal in Mozambique

22 May 2012

A consortium led by Brazilian company Arcadis Logos has signed a contract with Brazilian mining giant Vale to provide management services for construction of the new coal terminal at the port of Nacala in Mozambique, the company said in a statement issued Monday.

The contract, which is for a period of three years, is worth US$47 million and is intended to provide logistics solutions for construction of the terminal, which will allow Vale to double the production capacity of its Moatize mine from 11 million tons to 22 million tons per year.

When it starts operating the coal terminal at the port of Nacala will have an installed capacity of 18 million tons per year, a 29-kilometre access railway and a sea terminal.

The consortium, in which Arcadis Logos has a 60 percent stake, includes Portuguese company Consulgal Consultores de Engenharia e Gestão (35 percent) and Mozambican company Secon Serviços de Engenharia e Consultores Ltda. (5 percent). (macauhub)